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Brush fire near Las Vegas airport forces street closures

Several streets are closed Saturday evening near McCarran International Airport due to a “large brush fire” in the area, the Clark County Fire Department said.

The first was reported near Sunset Road and Spencer Street, less than a mile east of Paradise Road, according to an email from the department sent about 5 p.m.

Fire crews were attacking the blaze, and as of about 5 p.m. no buildings had caught flame. Traffic will be blocked on “several streets” in the area, the department said.

Further information was not immediately available.

A fire on level three of the airport’s Terminal 3 parking garage damaged seven vehicles Saturday morning. No injures were reported, the department said.

Contact Katelyn Newberg at knewberg@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0240. Follow @k_newberg on Twitter.

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