Listen Online - Listen on Mobile Radio.com | Mobile App Info

Truck Crash Causes Fire That Knocks Out Las Vegas Monorail

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A tractor-trailer rig crashed into a power box near the Las Vegas Strip, causing a fire that sent up a plume of black smoke, shut down the city’s monorail and stranded a handful of people in elevators in a nearby high-rise.

Clark County Fire Chief Greg Cassell says there no injuries from the Saturday afternoon incident.

Cassell says firefighters rescued six people who were stranded in four elevator cars in the Signature Towers due to a loss of power. Elevator service was later restored.

The crash occurred under the monorail. Cassell says the system was shut down but was expected to reopen following an inspection of the system’s track and equipment.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Las Vegas

Introducing Your New Podcast Network Play.it
New CBS Local Sports

Listen Live