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Smoky fire in North Vegas industrial building snarls traffic

August 9, 2019

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — A smoky fire in an industrial area in North Las Vegas generated a plume of heavy black smoke, snarled traffic and prompted a warning for motorists on a busy nearby freeway to use caution.

City authorities did not immediately respond to messages about the fire reported a little after noon Friday at a warehouse building on Losee (LOH’-see) Road near Lake Mead Boulevard and Interstate 15.

It wasn’t clear if anyone was injured or how the fire started.

The Las Vegas Sun identified the business as a neon sign company.

North Las Vegas police said roads were closed in the area, and regional transit officials posted a message about limited freeway visibility.

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