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North Las Vegas fire responds to hazmat situation

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The logo of the North Las Vegas Fire Department, in an undated image. (FOX5 FILE) The logo of the North Las Vegas Fire Department, in an undated image. (FOX5 FILE)
NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV (FOX5) -

North Las Vegas fire said they are cleaning up after a hazmat situation Saturday afternoon.

The department responded to the call at 2:46 p.m. to the 2500 block of west Brooks Avenue, near Cheyenne Avenue and Simmons Street.

According to Capt. Cedric Williams, of North Las Vegas fire, firefighters and a hazmat team were called to cleanup flammable material at a business.

Williams said the material was in a 50-gallon drum and was knocked over by a forklift.

The material is not flammable at its current temperature and there is no risk to nearby businesses, Williams said,

Williams said the industrial area is closed to traffic during cleanup.

Further details on the incident were not immediately released.

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