Wengert ES Evacuated; Metro Officers Investigatin - 8 News NOW

Wengert ES Evacuated; Metro Officers Investigating Fire

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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.

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