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One dead after explosion near Nellis Air Force Base

Reported by: Elizabeth Donatelli

Reported by: Tom Hawley
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Updated: 5/17/2013 7:20 pm
NORTH LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3.com) – One person is dead this morning after an explosion near Nellis Air Force Base.

According to a Nellis spokesperson, a tanker explosion inside a garage at Nevada Truck & Trailer occurred just before 11:20 a.m.

The body was found at Nevada Truck & Trailer, according to Erik Newman, Clark County Fire Department deputy chief.

The entrance to the Mike O'Callaghan Federal Hospital is closed, as is Las Vegas Boulevard near the base. Sloan Avenue has been reopened to traffic.

Bioenvironmental engineers are there to see whether conditions are detrimental.

Check back for updates.
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