Firefighters say local fire station is infested with bed bugs

Joyce Lupiani

Firefighters say local fire station is infested with bed bugs

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Apr 4, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Local firefighters say that their fire station is infested with bed bugs and their complaints to the county have fallen on deaf ears.

Clark County officials are investigating reports that there might be bed bugs inside Fire Station 20. But firefighters who work at the station on Judson Avenue in Sunrise Manor say that there is no doubt about it. They say they have been bitten by the bugs and have been battling the problem for weeks.

Firefighters say the department hasn't dealt with it despite repeated complaints and their biggest concern is bring the bugs home and putting their families at risk.

Sources say several rooms at the station are contaminated and bugs have been sent to the county's infectious disease control for testing.

A county spokesman confirms that two beds were removed from Fire Station 20.

Officials say they haven't found in bed bugs in the station yet but they are still investigating and taking the situation very seriously. They say they will do whatever is necessary to rid the station of bed bugs if they are found.

Joyce Lupiani

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Joyce Lupiani is the managing editor for PositivelyLV.com and contributes to KTNV.com and NowTrending.com.