Lithium batteries lead to fire at Clark County School District building

A fire broke out Monday morning at a Las Vegas building operated by the Clark County School District, according to fire officials.

There were no reported injuries, Clark County Deputy Fire Chief Billy Samuels said in a news release.

 

A fire dispatcher received calls just after 6 a.m. from the school district that smoke was coming out of a building at 2832 E. Flamingo Road, at the intersection of East Flamingo and Eucalyptus Avenue, the release stated.

 

First responders saw smoke coming from a structure, and crews entered the building where they found “low visibility, moderate heat, and a pile of material burning,” according to the release.

Fire crews were able to “knockdown” most of the fire, conduct a primary search and remove debris from the building.