LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police officers evacuated Cyril Wengert Elementary School Tuesday afternoon after a nearby house caught on fire.
Fire crews responded to the fire in the 1900 block of Citroen Street, near Nellis Boulevard and Sahara Avenue about 1:45 p.m.
Metro was called to assist in evacuating the school as a precaution, a police spokesman said. Metro officers are also investigating reports that an explosion or gunshots were heard coming from the house.
The fire was extinguished about 20 minutes after crews arrived.