Las Vegas and northern Las Vegas firefighters joined forces Wednesday morning to fight a fire at an auto repair shop on Las Vegas Boulevard North near Carey Avenue.
Crews responded just after 1 a.m. to a fire at Sinaloa Tires, 2403 Las Vegas Blvd. North. About fifteen units responded. No injuries were reported.
Captain Joe Calhoun of the North Las Vegas Fire Department said crews saw thick smoke billowing from a garage. When they opened the garage door, teams found debris piled up on the ceiling.
Fire crews had considered hiring a bulldozer to clean up the debris, which included dozens of fenders and tires. Fire crews first wanted to make sure nothing else would ignite when the debris was removed. Instead of a bulldozer, they sprayed the pile with moss, which firefighters said was more effective as it could penetrate small spaces and be effective in putting out a fire.
The fire started in the center of the building, behind the pile of debris, Calhoun said. The store had been fitted with a sprinkler system and Calhoun thanked the sprinklers for helping contain the fire until crews arrived at the scene.
Calhoun said it appears some employees may have been doing after-hours work when the fire was started. Investigators are trying to determine the cause of the fire and whether the Mountain of Wings violates city or county codes.