weather icon Mostly Cloudy

Emergency crews responded to numerous crashes, fewer fires

Area first responders were greeted with several motor vehicle collisions and structure fires throughout the weekend, into the beginning of this week.

Fire Chief Scott Lewis said Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue crews responded to a building fire along the 2100 block of Tough Boy Street just before 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8.

“Upon arrival, we found an accessory outbuilding that had a fire within the exterior walls,” he said. “The fire was quickly contained without any extensions to nearby exposures and there were no injuries reported. That fire is under investigation, but it appears to be accidental in nature.”

The following day, northbound traffic on Highway 160 was squeezed down to one lane following a two-vehicle T-bone type collision at the intersection of Wilson Road.

Pahrump fire crews evaluated one female patient following the crash which completely shut down southbound traffic until crews cleared the scene. NHP cited one driver for failure to yield at the intersection.

On Friday, Nov. 11, fire crews were summoned to the intersection of Pahrump Valley Boulevard just south of Bourbon Street for a two-vehicle crash just after 9:30 a.m.

“Upon arrival, we found a vehicle that had left the roadway and struck a parked car in a residential driveway,” Lewis said. “Only one of the vehicles was occupied and that person was subsequently treated and transported to the local hospital.”

On Saturday, one person was transported to Desert View Hospital following a two-vehicle crash at Highway 160 and Bell Vista Avenue just before 5:30 p.m.

“Upon arrival, we found a T-bone type collision where one person was mechanically trapped with critical injuries,” Lewis said. “Crews ascertained the status of both Pahrump helicopters; however they were both on separate missions. The patient was subsequently transported by ground to Desert View Hospital, and it is my understanding that patient was later flown to UMC Trauma in Las Vegas.”

Roughly a half hour later, fire crews were dispatched to the intersection of Wilson Road and Lola Lane for another two-vehicle collision where one person was treated and transported a short distance to Desert View Hospital.

On Sunday, the intersection of Calvada Boulevard and Dandelion Street was the scene of a two-vehicle collision at 11:45 a.m.

“Upon arrival, we found a two-vehicle accident with one vehicle impacting the rear of the other,” Lewis said. “There was no mechanical entrapment. However, one person was treated and transported to the local hospital.”

On Monday, Nov. 14, fire crews responded to a report of a structure fire on Dollar Street just after 10 a.m.

“Upon arrival, we found a well-involved travel trailer which was used as a fixed residence,” Lewis said. “There was an exposure structure that was protected early on and the fire was quickly controlled. There was one injury to the sole occupant of the structure who presented themselves at the command post shortly after our arrival. He was treated and transported to the local hospital. The fire is thought to be accidental in nature.”

Also on Monday, one person was transported to the hospital following a two-vehicle collision on Highway 160 and Wilson Road just before 3 p.m.

“Upon arrival, we found a two-vehicle accident with significant damage to both vehicles,” Lewis said. “It was a T-bone type collision and scene assessment revealed that we had one person mechanically entrapped. Engine One went into service and performed a driver’s-side door pop. The patient was extricated and transported to the local hospital.”

Contact reporter Selwyn Harris at sharris@pvtimes.com. On Twitter: @pvtimes

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
Search is on for missing Death Valley area hiker

Harsh winter weather conditions are hampering the search for a missing hiker in Death Valley National Park.

Project at Duck Ponds in Pahrump

The duck ponds at the Nye County and town administration building at the Calvada Eye will be undergoing a thorough cleaning and repair project during the next couple of weeks, town government announced in a Dec. 3 Facebook post.

Storms continue run through Pahrump region

Another in a series of late autumn storms moved through the region this week, prompting a winter weather advisory for mountains near Pahrump and bringing steady rain to the lower elevations in town.

List: Christmas, holiday events in Pahrump region

Here is a look at Christmas and holiday-related events in the community. See full list at pvtimes.com and in the Nov. 27 Pahrump Valley Times newspaper print edition and in upcoming editions of the newspaper.

Pahrump community joins together for Thanksgiving feast

On a chilly day in the Pahrump Valley with the crispness of autumn singing in the air, hundreds gathered together for an afternoon of companionship, camaraderie and good food at the Community Outreach Thanksgiving Dinner.

California Lottery

No one matched all five numbers and the mega number in the Wednesday, Dec. 4 drawing of the California Super Lotto. The next jackpot will be at least $8 million.

Nevada producers reminded to sign up for program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture this week reminded producers in Nevada that the nationwide deadline to sign up for the Market Facilitation Program is today, Dec. 6.

Spring Mountain Medical’s toy drive is underway

The Christmas spirit is alive and well at Pahrump’s Spring Mountain Medical as doctors and staff are coordinating a toy drive once again this year.

Pahrump’s dust problem drawing state attention, again

Though officials insisted it was not intended to be a threat, a warning of sorts was issued to Nye County last month when an air quality specialist explained that the county must keep a tight handle on its dust problem, otherwise outside governmental agencies could come in to enforce dust control restrictions and regulations.