By | June 3, 2018

Firefighters responding to a fire in east Las Vegas. (Photo: Kristen DeSilva)
Firefighters responding to a fire in east Las Vegas. (Photo: Kristen DeSilva)

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) –

Las Vegas Fire & Rescue responded to a backyard fire in downtown Las Vegas Saturday afternoon.

According to Fire & Rescue, several trees, a shed and backyard filled with debris caught on fire about 1 p.m. behind 418 S. 17th Street, north of Charleston Boulevard. The fire produced heavy smoke seen around the valley.

The cause of the fire is currently unknown. Firefighters reported the blaze was extinguished about 2:30 pm.

No injuries were reported.

About 1,200 NV Energy customers were without power as a result of the fire, the department said.

UPDATE: TOC: 12:57PM In alley between 16th & 17th St, 418 S 17th St, fire is OUT, crews looking for hot spots, no injuries, cause U/I. Crews picking up, some being released from scene. #PIO1News pic.twitter.com/Lypp6wAntR

— Las Vegas FireRescue (@LasVegasFD) June 2, 2018

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