Vehicle fire erupts inside McCarran Airport garage; no injuries reported

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A vehicle caught fire in the terminal 3 parking garage at McCarran International Airport on Saturday. According to officials, the heat from the fire affected and spread to seven other cars in the terminal 3 parking garage on level 3.

The fire was put out in 11 to 12 minutes by Clark County Fire Department. No injuries were reported. The cause is not yet known, but officials say many vehicle fires they extinguish are most often caused from a mechanical problem with the vehicle.

CCFD Battalion Chief Joe Page says all fires inside parking garages are challenging because finding access to the fire can be tough, as well as deciding how to use their water supply.

“This situation there was multiple vehicles involved and that’s because parking garages are usually pretty tight. So, when one vehicles catches on fire it doesn’t take very long for the next one to extend to another vehicle,” Chief Page said.

Page says that because there was no wind on Saturday, the smoke was contained in the parking garage, which causes limited visibility for firefighters.

Officials ask that you do not park your car near other vehicles if it is having mechanical issues.

The fire is not affecting travel to and from the airport.

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