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Fire crews respond to large fire in southwest Las Vegas

Updated August 16, 2017 - 10:37 pm

Firefighters battled a large fire affecting multiple trailers in the southwest valley, the Clark County Fire Department said in a statement.

Just after 5 p.m. Wednesday, the Fire Department received reports of a fire at 6475 W. Gary Ave., near Blue Diamond Road and South Jones Boulevard.

Most of the fire was out about 6 p.m., the department said. The cause is still under investigation.

There were no reported injuries, and damages had not been estimated, the department said.

Contact Rachel Hershkovitz at rhershkovitz@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Follow @rzhershkovitz on Twitter.

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