North Las Vegas council orders study of cracks in fire station

A fire station built nine years ago is already cracking and showing signs of structural distress, prompting the North Las Vegas City Council on Wednesday to order a $30,000 evaluation of the building.

A forensic geotechnical engineer specializing in construction defects will examine Fire Station No. 53, at 2804 W. Gowan Ave., near Desert Horizons Park, according to a report from North Las Vegas Public Works Director Jennifer Doody.

City officials said that the defects don’t pose a safety hazard and the fire station is safe for firefighters and the public to enter.

A city spokeswoman said that officials will figure out how to fix the problem after the cause of the cracking is determined.

Contact Art Marroquin at or 702-383-0336. Find @AMarroquin_LV on Twitter.

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