1 hurt after explosion near Las Vegas Strip

A ball of fire shoots into the air after a propane explosion near the Las Vegas Strip on Aug. 18, 2015. (Source: David Johnson)A ball of fire shoots into the air after a lp surge near the Las Vegas Strip on Aug. 18, 2015. (Source: David Johnson).
A video posted on Twitter on August 18, 2015 showed a fire and explosion. (Source: Twitter/@ReynoldsXO)A video posted on Twitter on August 18, 2015 showed a fire and surge. (Source: Twitter/@ReynoldsXO).

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -.

Teams extinguished a fire at a hot-air balloon company near the Las Vegas Strip after propane tanks blew up Tuesday morning.

According to Clark County Fire Department, teams received a call of the occurrence at 9:05 a.m. in the 4400 block of Polaris Opportunity, which is south of Flamingo Road and west of Interstate 15.

Firemans showed up to find two utility trailers completely involved in flames along with 2 gas tanks that had blown up and were on fire, CCFD stated. Crews kept flames from reaching two larger gas tanks on the building. Fire officials also were informed ammunition was inside a close-by structure.

CCFD Deputy Chief Jeff Buchanan said the initial surges in the incident arised from lp tanks that ranged from 5 to 20-gallon abilities.

At least someone, who CCFD described as a worker at the location, was hurried to University Medical Center with burns to his limb injuries. Roy Sessions, of CCFD, later on clarified the injuries as small.

Jeff Chatterton, who is a representative for Vegas Balloon Rides, validated an incident occurred at the business on Polaris. Chatterton explained the afflicted portion of the business as an upkeep depot and not a customer-facing part of the operation.

There were no passengers included and the injured employee is succeeding, according to Chatterton.

An evacuation was purchased for close-by businesses during the fire response. There were no immediate reports of what triggered the event.

Las Vegas Fire and Rescue was also called to assist CCFD firefighters.

Dean Martin Drive and Polaris were resumed simply after 12:15 p.m. after the fire required those roadways to close down, according to Las Vegas City police.

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