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Pahrump roundabout crash sends man to UMC Trauma

One man was transported to Desert View Hospital after crashing his vehicle on Saturday, March 2.

Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue Services Chief Scott Lewis said crews were dispatched to the area of Blagg Road and Highway 372 just after 9:30 p.m.

“Upon arrival, we found a full-size pickup that had launched over the roundabout where it did several flips and landed on its passenger side, where we found one occupant entrapped,” Lewis said. “We completed the extrication by removing the entire roof that was collapsed down to dashboard level. We removed the patient, but Mercy Air was unavailable due to the weather conditions at that time.”

Lewis went on to say that the patient was taken to Desert View Hospital and subsequently transported to UMC Trauma in Las Vegas with multi-system trauma.

The exact cause of the crash is under investigation, Lewis said.

Kitchen fire

The following day, crews were summoned to the 2100 block of South Zuni Avenue for a reported structure fire, just before 5 p.m.

“Upon arrival, crews found a cooking fire on top of the stove with a moderate smoke condition throughout the residence,” Lewis said. “That fire was quickly controlled and the crews ventilated the residence without incident. There were no injuries.”

High-impact crash

On Monday, March 4, fire crews were dispatched to South Highway 160 at East Basin Avenue for a motor vehicle collision, and rescue assignment, at approximately 7:30 p.m.

“Crews arrived on location to find a two-vehicle accident with one person mechanically entrapped,” Lewis said. “Crews quickly extricated the patient, where they were transported to Desert View Hospital.”

Vehicle fire

On Saturday, March 9, fire crews were summoned to a reported vehicle fire along the 2100 block of South Manzanita Drive, just before 8 p.m.

“Upon arrival, we found an engine compartment fire which was very quickly extinguished by crew members with no extension, and there were no injuries,” Lewis said.

Furnace explosion

On Tuesday, March 12, fire crews were dispatched for a report of an explosion and subsequent fire involving a motorhome parked at a local RV park, just before 8:30 a.m.

“Upon arrival, crews found a light smoke condition within the motorhome,” Lewis said. “The investigation revealed that the owner was attempting to light the pilot on a propane-fired furnace. There was a flash explosion that occurred, damaging the interior of the motorhome, but there were no injuries.”

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

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