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Fire Extinguishers Missing in Las Vegas Fire

Posted by en-Gauge on 5/14/14 9:20 AM

Another fire where electronic monitoring of fire extinguishers would have made the difference:

Residents of an apartment that caught fire this morning tried to find an extinguisher, but all of the fire-extinguisher cabinets they checked at the complex were empty, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue officials said.
The Las Vegas fire marshal is investigating reports of missing extinguishers at the Crossings at Lake Mead and plans to conduct a complete inspection of the complex on Tuesday, fire department spokesman Tim Szymanski said.
William Rabago, property manager at the complex at 1901 N. Jones Blvd., said he also was looking into reports of missing extinguishers.
“They’ve been known to be taken before,” said Rabago, who said he was not informed of the missing extinguishers until after the fire.
One occupant of the apartment was taken to a hospital with minor smoke inhalation after the blaze, which was reported about 10 a.m., Szymanski said.
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Topics: Missing Fire Extinguishers