Apartments near Flamingo and Decatur evacuated due to gas leak
Nearly 10 apartment buildings, near Flamingo and Decatur, were evacuated Monday due to a natural gas leak.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
LAS VEGAS, NV (KTNV) - Nearly 10 apartment buildings, near Flamingo and Decatur, were evacuated Monday due to a natural gas leak.
The emergency call came in around 1:30 p.m. Firefighters immediately began evacuating dozens of residents in the 5300 block of Del Gado Drive.
Southwest Gas worked for more than five hours to repair the leak. Crews dug up pipes where the leak was believed to have started. Although, they're still investigating what may have caused it.
Two Clark County School District buses were sent to the area, to provide evacuees with a place to escape the heat.
The American Red Cross responded with water and snacks.
Many of the evacuated families expresed frustration.
As of Monday night, most residents were allowed back in their homes. However, the Red Cross helped 15 families stay in a hotel for the night. Those families were not allowed back in to their homes, because Southwest Gas was still doing some inspections to make sure natural gas was at a safe level.