Earlier this week the Las Vegas valley was plagued by several fires. On Wednesday a storage area for tires used in the Las Vegas grand prix caught fire. Huge clouds of black, greasy smoke were visible all over Las Vegas. It was a three alarm blaze. Because of the nature of the fire, the EPA was called in to consult on clean up. Then Friday, a scrap yard in North Las Vegas near Nellis Air Force base went up in smoke. The blaze was a 2 alarm fire and three fire departments were called in to contain it.
Earlier the same day an arsonist is suspected for eight different fires that broke out in the city of Henderson, near Eastern and Serene. All of the fires started around the same time early Friday morning. Dumpsters, a vehicle and a home was set to blaze. Henderson fire fighters are interviewing persons of interest as well as pulling surveillance footage from nearby businesses.
Damages are estimated at $600,000 for the Henderson fires alone.