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Firefighters respond to semi-truck fire near Las Vegas Strip

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Fire crews at the scene of a semi-truck fire near Las Vegas Boulevard on Nov. 26, 2016. (Maggie Chung/Report It) Fire crews at the scene of a semi-truck fire near Las Vegas Boulevard on Nov. 26, 2016. (Maggie Chung/Report It)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

The Clark County Fire Department said a wrecked semi-truck engulfed in flames caused a power outage Saturday. 

Firefighters responded to reports of a single-vehicle crash involving a semi-truck at 12:20 p.m. on Harmon Avenue, near Audrie Street and found it on fire. The driver of the truck was out of the vehicle and uninjured. 

The fire was extinguished, but the collision damaged a power transformer that supplied power to the Signature Towers  on 145 East Harmon Avenue, the department said. 

As a result of the outage, crews rescued six people from four separate elevators at the Signature Towers property, the department said. Power was restored a short time later. No injuries were reported as a result of the power disruption. 

The monorail was also shut down as a result of the fire, the department said. Crews from the monorail were checking on equipment and the tracks before reopening it. 

McCarran Airport said the power outage also impacted Terminal three operations. 

Viewers informed FOX5 that fire crews were on scene quickly and able to contain the flames to the semi.

Traffic restrictions were reported in the area while crews worked the incident, but reopened just after 4 p.m.

Stay with FOX5 for updates when more information becomes available.

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