Winds from a strong thunderstorm damaged roofs and uprooted trees in North Las Vegas late Tuesday night.
The storm swept through a neighborhood near the intersection of Simmons Street and Ann Road about 11:10 p.m.
Cedric Williams, a spokesman for the North Las Vegas Fire Department, said callers reported that a fireworks stand was destroyed, roof tiles were blown off their homes, trees were uprooted and vehicles were damaged. He said a number of power outages were also reported. He said the roof of the fire station was also damaged.
Williams said the National Weather Service said the storm produced a downburst, which is a large pool of rain-cooled air that rushes out of a thunderstorm and strikes the ground. The winds it produces can be reminiscent of a tornado.
Minor injuries were reported as a result of the storm, Williams said.
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