Firefighters battle 2-alarm fire near Blue Diamond, 10 mobile homes destroyed

LAS VEGAS - Clark County firefighters battled a big fire in the southwest part of the valley Wednesday.  The two-alarm fire happened at 6475 West Gary Avenue near S. Rainbow Boulevard and Blue Diamond Road.

When firefighters arrived at the scene, they saw black smoke pouring out, along with orange/red flames showing from multiple trailers.

 
The fire was fast-moving and destructive, but it was what neighbors spotted inside of the trailer that startled them. 
 
"We had flames about 30 feet up in the air and smoke rising," Dylan Dewel said. "Everyone could see it in the valley."
 
Dewel, like many, snapped photos and videos of the fire. 
 
"When I got here, flames were billowing up, big black smoke was starting to develop so I sat here," Dewel said.
 
In a matter of minutes, the small fire became a big problem and at least 35 fire personnel were called to the scene. Fire officials say ten trailers were destroyed. 
 
"I'm not sure where it started. We do have fire investigators on scene. It's under investigation. There are still several trailers that are smoldering but most of the fire is out and under control," said CCFD Deputy Fire Chief Jeff Buchanan.
 
Inside of one of the trailers, neighbors spotted a fake dead body. It turns out, the trailer is home to Halloween props. 
 
"So, a lot of the container trailers have props, like bodies and stuff," Wright said. "It was pretty crazy, plus I was trying to get all of our stuff away from the property, so our trailer didn't burn down."
 
Wright captured the fire up-close on his phone.
 
"Everything is a complete loss over there. All of the trailers were burnt down. They're stacked with stuff inside of the trailers and all of it melted," he said. 
 
Fortunately, no one was injured in the fire. The majority of the fire was quickly knocked down. 
 
The fire is under investigation. 

 


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