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Investigators Begin Work on Huge Henderson Fire

HENDERSON, Nev. -- The fire is out, but the cleanup continues after a massive blaze in an industrial area of Henderson on Tuesday.

Right now, damage estimates are running over $3 million.

Flames and plumes of black smoke could be seen for miles after the fire broke out at a pallet company near Boulder Highway and Barrett. The fire spread very quickly because of an abundant supply of fuel. The fire destroyed the business and damaged others nearby.

"There's a pet cremation place that suffered minor damages, a medical supply company that suffered significant damages and some buildings on this side as well," said Deputy Chief Steve Goble with Henderson Fire Department.

SLIDESHOW: (Photos courtesy: Jennifer Nicholson and Marcello Benevenia)

Evacuations After Large Fire in Henderson

HENDERSON, Nev. -- A four alarm blaze broke out near Boulder Highway and Warm Springs around 7:30 p.m. and burned for several hours.

Henderson Fire says the flames have been confined and under control. Flames and black smoke billowed into the sky and the sight was seen for miles.

Keith Smith and his wife were among hundreds who rushed to the fire. "We could see smoke going up above the buildings and everything. I was curious as to what was burning," he said.

SLIDESHOW: (Photos courtesy: Jennifer Nicholson and Marcello Benevenia)

The fire started in a construction site full of pallets and some propane tanks. Several businesses in the area were evacuated.

"The fuel load over there is just so high with all that raw wood. It burns quickly and burns very high," said Henderson Deputy Fire Chief Steve Goble.

County Park Money Funds Shooting Park

LAS VEGAS -- One Clark County commissioner and some parents are upset after learning that the county's park money isn't going to fix pools, it's going to pay for a shooting park.

The pool at Sunset Park is empty because county officials say they don't have the money for a new pump, and ultimately, major renovations. At the same time, the county gave more than $1 million to keep the Clark County Shooting Park open.

While gun owners fire off rounds at the shooting park on north Decatur, there's nothing but silence at Sunset Park's swimming pool. Carson Smith used to come to the pool with his family. "What a huge disappointment. Not everybody can afford a swimming pool," said Smith.

NV Energy Loses Court Battle to Build New Power Lines

HENDERSON, Nev -- A judge has ruled against NV Energy's plan to build new power lines near a Henderson neighborhood.

"I think the residents and the City of Henderson have proven that if you stand by what's right and what the law is, you can prevail, so we're very excited," said Joel Kaplan, a resident.

The city of Henderson backed the upset residents and shut down the plan two times but NV Energy took the case to court saying this is the most cost-effective way to upgrade the six miles of lines.

"We recognize that anything that we would do would have an impact on some neighbors, but we try to take a look at the entire community." said David Rogdon, NV Energy Government Affairs.

NV Energy says changing the route of the power lines will increase costs that will likely be reflected in future power bills.

I-Team: Residents Fight to Keep Power Lines Out

HENDERSON, Nev. -- As the summer unofficially gets underway this weekend, there is a buzz in backyards all across the Las Vegas valley. But in Henderson, some residents are worried about the buzz of giant new power lines that may be going up right next to their porches.

City leaders shut down NV Energy twice, and the power company is taking on Henderson in court in order to get it done. But the company says the cheapest way for everybody is to just replace existing lines with new, giant poles.

Right now, they are just an eyesore, but residents say anything more would just be unacceptable.

"We're going to drive trucks through the middle of this for a year and a half. It's insane," said neighbor Joel Kaplan.

Henderson Pavilion Facing Weeks of Repairs

HENDERSON -- Strong winds have moved through valley several times this spring season. The most recent wind storm caused so much damage to one structure, it will take months to repair.

The Pavilion in Henderson proved no match for Mother Nature. The canopy suffered a hole roughly a third of the size of the entire structure.

The Pavilion located at Green Valley Parkway and Paseo Verde is often considered one of the best places to watch a concert. But, this summer, it will be out of commission until the hole can be repaired.

"I pulled up on the outside and my heart kind of dropped. It was shocking. The structure was built to withstand hurricane force winds," said Molly Murphy, Henderson Symphony Orchestra.

The wind tore the canopy like it was a piece of paper.

Family of Dead Student Wants Safety Addressed

HENDERSON -- Parents, students and school board officials met Thursday to talk about how to keep kids safe going to and from school.

The meeting comes after 13-year-old Nathaniel Miller was hit and killed while riding his bike to Brown Middle School in Henderson last month. His family wants to make sure other parents don't suffer they same loss they did. They want safety upgrades put in place, including a street light in the area where Nathaniel was hit.

The family has also created a website to track and update people on what they have been doing to help increase safety.