December 18, 2014
HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) - Henderson firefighters continue to investigate the cause of a brush fire that sent flames 70 feet into the sky and burned about three acres at the Whitney Mesa Recreational Area over the weekend.
Fire crews were called to the scene about 7 p.m. Saturday after a report of a single palm tree on fire near Sunset Boulevard and Arroyo Grande.
The high winds and dry conditions caused the blaze to spread across Sunset Boulevard and briefly threatened several apartment buildings. But crews were able to bring it under control within about 20 minutes.
The crew of 30 firefighters remained on scene another three hours to make sure all the hot spots in surrounding brush were extinguished.
No one was hurt.