Black smoke engulfs Las Vegas strip

A pile of tires that caught fire today near the Las Vegas strip have been clouding the strip with black smoke. The fire, which was upgraded to a 3-alarm fire by the Las Vegas Fire Department is not threatening any structures. At the heart of the fire is a massive amount tires and garbage.

The tires are remnants of April’s Vegas Grand Prix. Firefighters are having difficulty extinguishing the fire due in part to the contents being burned. However, there is no great concern at this time of the pollution being caused by the fire. The only thing I’m really curious about is how the hell the fire started. Tires don’t burn that easily, so I’m thinking this fire may have been set intentionally. Hopefully the firefighters get this thing out soon!

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