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Gas Company Deploys Crews, Restore Service After Vegas Fire

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A gas company official says crews are deploying door-to-door in a northwest Las Vegas neighborhood to restore service cut off to quell a fire sparked by a backhoe operator digging in the street.

Southwest Gas Co. spokeswoman Sonia Headen says about 100 company workers fanned out Wednesday to relight pilot lights in the Summerlin area around Far Hills Avenue and the 215 Beltway.

Headen said that about 3,000 customers were left without gas service after the Tuesday fire fueled by escaping natural gas from a damaged underground conduit on Redwood Grove Avenue.

Police and fire officials reported no injuries and no homes damaged.

But about 30 homes were evacuated while the fire burned.

Nearby Bonner Elementary School was used as a shelter.

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