All-Clear Given After Acetylene Tank Fire In Henderson

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) - The all-clear has been given after a fire
involving two compressed gas cylinders in the roadway snarled traffic in front of the Fiesta hotel-casino in Henderson.

Deputy Henderson Fire Chief Steve Goble says no injuries and no
damage were reported while firefighters doused flames and an
environmental cleaned up the tanks along the curb of Lake Mead Parkway near the junction of U.S. 95 and the 215 Beltway.

Goble says two acetylene cylinders used for welding apparently
fell off vehicle and caught fire about 11:30 a.m.

Police and the NHP closed on- and off-ramps from U.S. 95 and shut down Lake Mead Parkway for a couple of hours.

Goble says the all-clear came a little after 1:30 p.m.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

AP-NY-05-02-08 1656EDT


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