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Las Vegas Fire & Rescue hosts open house

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas
Fire and Rescue held a special event Saturday, marking the last day of Fire Prevention
Week. Firefighters are doubling down on their message, after a string of
serious fires over the last few days.

From blowing produce to
pieces to showing daring demonstrations, Saturday’s Fire Prevention Week Open House
is fun for the whole family.

“My favorite part today
was the watermelon exploding. It was cool,” said Thomas Hendrich — Las
Vegas local.

But even with all the ghoulish
games, there’s a more serious message here. Las Vegas Fire and Rescue hopes
events like this educate the public and help them become better prepared in the
case of a fire.

“When the smoke alarm
comes off, you get on the ground and you feel the door,” Thomas said. “If it’s
hot, then you go to the other door, and get out of the house and meet
somewhere.”... Read More

Barricade situation unfolding in northeast Valley after domestic disturbance call

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A barricade situation is unfolding at the Emerald Springs apartment complex in the northeast Valley following a domestic disturbance call.

The suspect is refusing to exit an apartment on the 400 block of North Nellis, and SWAT is en route.

The incident was initially reported around 10:36 a.m. One victim was transported to UMC.

This is a developing story. Please check back for more updates. ... Read More

UPDATE: 64-year-old man with dementia found

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro police say 64-year-old Fernando Fuentes has been found. The man went missing Friday afternoon and was found about 24 hours later.

Police would like to thank the public’s help in find Fuentes. He had disappeared from the area of Lamb and Vegas Valley Drive. There’s no word on where police found him.

Police also did not say if he required medical care upon finding him. In Friday’s missing persons alert, police said he may be in need of medical care... Read More

Latest: Death toll rises to 3 in Southern California fires

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local):

11:45 a.m.

Authorities say three people are now confirmed dead at the scene of destructive wildfires in Southern California.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department says a second body was found at a mobile home park where 74 structures were destroyed Thursday in Calimesa. Officials had previously reported one death at the community east of Los Angeles.

The department says one of the victims has been identified as 89-year-old Lois Arvikson. Her son Don Turner had said his mother called him to say she was evacuating, but he never heard from her again.

Authorities are working to identify the other victim in Calimesa.

In Los Angeles, a man went into cardiac arrest and died at the scene of a wildfire that broke out late Thursday and damaged or destroyed 31 structures... Read More

Cheer on the Golden Knights at Las Vegas Ballpark’s first watch party

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Looking for the perfect spot to catch a Golden Knights game? Las Vegas Ballpark has you covered. The stadium announced its first watch party on Saturday, Oct. 19.

Gates will open at 3 p.m., an hour before the Knights hit the ice against the Pittsburgh Penguins at 4. Admission is $5, with proceeds going toward the Golden Knights Foundation. Little ones ages 2 and under get to join the fun for free!

Make sure you arrive early, as seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Be sure to bring a blanket if you plan on field seating.

So, what about food and drink? Easy. Concessions will be open throughout the park. ... Read More

1 dead, 3 missing after hotel collapse in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — One person has been confirmed killed and three are unaccounted for after a large portion of a hotel under construction in New Orleans suddenly collapsed.

City officials and Gov. John Bel Edwards confirmed the fatality Saturday.

News outlets report construction workers ran to safety as the Hard Rock Hotel, which was under construction, came crashing down. Upper floors began to fall on top of each other before one side of the building fell to the ground below... Read More

Motorcyclist dies after collision with fence in downtown Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A motorcyclist died after colliding with a fence in downtown Las Vegas early Saturday morning. The incident occurred at 2:34 a.m. on W. Ogden Avenue east of S. City Parkway.

Metro says evidence revealed the 2014 Harley Davidson collided with the barrier after making a wide, left-hand curve before exiting the roadway. The 44-year-old victim was ejected on impact, and emergency responders pronounced he was deceased at the scene.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation. ... Read More