Trailer explosion kills one person near Nellis Air Force Base
One person is dead after a fire Friday morning at Nevada Truck and Trailer Repair on Sloan Lane near the Nellis Air Force Base.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- One person is dead after a fire Friday morning at Nevada Truck and Trailer Repair on Sloan Lane near the Nellis Air Force Base.
The fire was reported at 11:17 a.m. According to Clark County Fire Department, work was being performed on a trailer inside of a building when there was an explosion.
A company representative said someone had been welding, when vapor or fuel from a tanker ignited.
Several surrounding buildings were briefly evacuated but everyone has been allowed to return.
Personnel from Nellis AFB assisted firefighters during the fire.
No one else was injured.
Investigators from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will handle the investigation.
The identity of the deceased will be released by the Clark County coroner's office.
Action News will update this story as new information is received.