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Storm damages roofs, uproots trees in North Las Vegas

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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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