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Las Vegas, NV – Sprinkler system extinguishes fire before fire crews arrive; No injuries reported

Several crews responded after a light fixture caught fire inside a hotel room near the Las Vegas Convention Center on Wednesday, according to a fire official.

A building fire was reported around 6:50 a.m. at the Renaissance on Paradise Road south of Desert Inn Road, Clark County Deputy Fire Chief Warren Whitney said in a statement.

The first arriving engine investigated and found the room where the fire alarm was activated. They found a “light ballast” that malfunctioned and caught fire.

A fire sprinkler nearby activated and put out the fire before the crews made it to the room, according to Whitney.

The fire did not spread to anything else and no injuries were reported. Damage has not yet been estimated.

Incline Village, NV – Sprinkler system contains structure fire until crews arrive; No injuries reported

A structure fire near Incline Village has been ruled accidental, officials with the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District say.

No injuries were reported in the fire.

The fire broke out on the evening of Aug. 11. Fire officials credited a single fire sprinkler for containing the blaze to one specific area and preventing further damage.

No other information was provided.

Las Vegas, NV – Sprinkler system activated for fire at luxor hotel; No injuries reported

Fire crews are investigating a fire that started inside a hotel room at the Luxor on Wednesday afternoon.

According to the Clark County Fire Department, the Combined Communications Center was notified of the fire around 3 PM.

Crews headed to the hotel’s fire control room upon arrival, where control panels indicated sprinkler activity coming from the 12th floor.

Fire personal headed up to the 10th floor by elevator then proceeded to walk up the stairs to the 12th floor.

Crews headed inside the room where the fire was reported and found an extinguished mattress fire that was put out by the sprinklers.

The room occupant was taken downstairs where she refused medical treatment. No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire, as well as the estimated damage, is still under investigation.

Las Vegas, NV – Sprinkler system activated for fire at Walmart; No injuries reported

On June 14 at about 4:36 pm Clark County Fire department says it received multiple calls of a fire inside Walmart located on Boulder Highway near Harmon Avenue.

A high-level response was dispatched consisting of 7 engines, 2 trucks, 2 rescues, and 2 battalion chiefs.

Prior to fire units arriving, CCFD says it was reported that a suspect was in custody. It was later clarified that the person had gotten away.

Fire command says they requested fire investigators respond upon being notified of this information.

CCFD says the store’s fire sprinkler system was activated preventing the spread of the fire.

Crews made entry and extinguished the fire and secured the sprinkler system, preventing further damage due to water.

A primary and secondary life search was conducted and found to be all clear.

There were no reported injuries.

This is still an active scene with crews still on-site, fire investigators have arrived and started their investigation.

Damages have not been estimated yet.

In all, 57 CCFD personnel responded.

This does appear to be related to other fires that have occurred at Walmarts throughout the city, but this is an ongoing investigation and a suspect has not been identified.

Reno, NV – Fire caused by vape pen extinguished by sprinkler system

A sprinkler system stopped a vaping pen fire Wednesday before it could have gotten worse, the Reno Fire Department said Thursday.

Firefighters went to a fire at 4055 Gardella Ave. in northeast Reno about 6:48 p.m.

The fire did not spread beyond a bed after a fire sprinkler system put it out, preventing its spread.

An investigation showed that a lithium-ion battery failed and triggered a vape pen explosion, igniting the bed.

The department cited federal statistics that said there were 195 vape pen fires between 2009 and 2016.

The Reno Fire Department offers these tips to avoid vape pen explosions:

  • Consider using vape devices with safety features such as firing button locks, vent holes, and protection against overcharging.
  • Always use the charger that came with the device. Do not use tablet or phone chargers.
  • Do not charge your vape device overnight or leave it charging unattended.
  • Replace the batteries if they get wet or damaged.
  • Make sure you read and understand the manufacturer’s recommendations for use and care of your device.
  • Charge your vape on a clean, flat surface, away from anything that can easily catch fire.
  • Protect your vape from extreme temperatures by not leaving it in direct sunlight or in your car on a freezing cold night.

Las Vegas, NV – Sprinkler system activated for fire at Walmart; No injuries reported

Clark County Fire Department responded Tuesday evening to a fire at a Walmart on Boulder Highway.

At approximately 9:33 p.m. firefighters responded to occupants evacuating the building which had light smoke throughout. A pallet of paper goods had burned setting off sprinklers in the store.

The fire was extinguished and no injuries were reported.

The cause is unknown at this time.

This is is an ongoing investigation.

Las Vegas, NV – Sprinkler system activated for arson fire at Walmart

Fire investigators believe a Sunday night fire at the Walmart Supercenter on at Charleston and Decatur boulevards was “intentionally set.”

The fire started just before 8 p.m. in the rear of the store in the paper towel aisle creating a large amount of smoke. According to Las Vegas Fire & Rescue, automatic fire sprinklers quickly helped douse the flames.

When fire crews arrived at the scene, people were already in the process of evacuating the store. One person was injured when they tripped and fell during the evacuation. That person was treated by paramedics and transported to the hospital.

Damage was estimated at $200,000, mostly due to smoke damaging items in the store. Structural damage was estimated at less than $10,000. Firefighters and employees of Walmart worked quickly to make sure water from the sprinkler system did not damage the store further.

Las Vegas, NV – Fire sprinkler system keeps kitchen fire from spreading in home

Firefighters rescued 90-year-old resident and three dogs after a kitchen fire at a Las Vegas home Friday night.

Clark County firefighters were called to 2343 Koho Drive, near St. Rose Parkway and Jeffreys Street, after reports of a kitchen fire and found smoke showing from the townhome, according to a statement from Deputy Chief Thomas Touchstone.

Sprinklers inside the home kept the fire from spreading but an elderly resident was trapped upstairs, neighbors told firefighters.

Firefighters were able to rescue three dogs and the resident, who suffered minor injuries, according to the statement.

The cause of the fire was not yet determined.

Las Vegas, NV – Sprinkler system helps put out fire in hotel room; No injuries reported

Crews responded to a small fire that sparked inside an unoccupied room at the South Point Hotel Casino on Friday.

The Clark County Fire Department was dispatched around 5:25 a.m. for a fire signal activation at the casino-hotel on S. Las Vegas Boulevard, Deputy Chief Thomas Touchstone said in an email.

Firefighters arrived and learned from security officers that there was smoke on the third floor, the entirety of which is unoccupied, Touchstone said.

They searched the floor and found some light smoke in the third floor’s stairwell and hallway, he said. They located a small fire in one of the rooms, with the sprinkler system already putting most of it out.

There was some moderate damage to the room, according to Touchstone. No injuries were reported, and CCFD crews remained on scene to remove smoke from the building.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.