LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – A purported tanker explosion near Nellis Air Force Base is being reported today May 17, 2013. The believed tanker explosion was reported by local news shortly after 11:30 AM PST today. No reports of injuries have yet to be detailed by news. The explosion was not on the Base. It was on Sloan Lane, allegedly near Cardlock Fueling of Las Vegas.
In a statement moments ago, Clark County FD confirms to news that it is battling a fire. CCFD told news “@ClarkCountyFD fighting a #fire at 4915 Sloan. E23 in Cmd. #ccfd #vegas”. Clark County officials would not confirm that a tanker is involved.
FOX5 is reporting that a vehicle might be in involved. It too noted that CCFD would not specify the type of vehicle on fire, reporting that CCFD had suggested “somebody may be trapped inside”.
A local news reporter is indicating that the vehicle is, however, a tanker. Dan Landson reported shortly after 11:30 am PST today that “Tanker explosion reported near Nellis Air Force Base in North Las Vegas #vegas”.
The fire is believed to have erupted as early as 11 am PST today. The location is centered north of Las Vegas Boulevard on 4915 Sloan Lane. No reports of road closures have yet to be issued to news. A news briefing is expected momentarily. UPDATE: Landson is reporting “Firefighters: 1 Person dead in explosion near Nellis Air Force Base.”