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Fireworks, fires mark July 4th celebrations in Las Vegas

Updated July 5, 2019 - 4:02 am

Despite warnings and stiff fines for using illegal fireworks, Las Vegas firefighters had responded to more than 50 outside blazes by 10 p.m. Thursday as Fourth of July celebrations got into full swing.

The Las Vegas Fire Department posted on Twitter that it had received no reports of serious damage from the 51 fires it responded to between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. It was unclear Thursday night how many — if any — of the fires were caused by fireworks.

Only one injury was reported during the period, the department said.

Firefighters were called to the Desert Garden Apartment complex, 1720 W. Bonanza Road, after report of a dumpster fire. The child was hospitalized for smoke inhalation after attempting to help put the fire out, according to a tweet from the department sent about 9:50 p.m. The fire was out when firefighters arrived at the complex, it said.

At 11 p.m., the department reported 25 outside fires, with no injuries reported.

The department responded to a garage and car fire at 10643 College Hill Ave. early Friday morning, according to a tweet. Around 12:30 a.m., another tweet said the fire had been knocked down and had been confined to the garage. No injuries were reported.

Earlier on Thursday, a fire that started inside a recreational vehicle at 4104 Villa Flora St. caused $150,00 damage when it spread to the house. No injuries were reported, The Southern Nevada Red Cross was called to assist two adults and a dog.

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

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