No significant Fourth of July fires reported in City of Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Good news. According to Las Vegas Fire & Rescue, there were no significant building fires on the Fourth of July.
LVFR is reporting that they handled 1,031 on July 3 in comparison to their normal average of 731 emergency incidents a day.
The majority of the calls in the city of Las Vegas were outside fires that involved grass, brush and trees.
It is assumed most of the approximately 80 calls were started by fireworks since many of the calls were because of palm trees burning.
Some of those palm trees needed several fire units to extinguish the fires.
A few homes received minor damage when trash cans or brush caught fire next to the house. None of the fires caused displacement or injuries.
The busiest time period was 8 to 11 p.m.
In addition to the fire calls, firefighters also responded to several heat-related incidents.