homemade gas station

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Las Vegas Fire and Rescue shared images of a "homemade gas station" discovered in the City of Las Vegas. 

Posted Tuesday night, the department's spokesman Tim Szymanski said the gasoline was being held in a backyard. The exact location was not released.

"This is not only illegal in the city, it is a hazard to neighbors [and] first responders who may respond there for an emergency, like a fire," their Facebook post said

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police say the incident may be part of an illegal trend they warned about last year.

According to police, the trend involves people who steal credit card information out of state and then use it to purchase gasoline locally.

The perpetrators then equip pick-up trucks with large tanks and fill the tanks with the fraudulently purchased gas.

The tanks are then emptied at private homes into large storage containers like the one found on Tuesday.

So far, the homeowner has not been charged with a crime since police are still trying to determine if the gas was purchased fraudulently.

Las Vegas code enforcement is also looking into the matter. As of Wednesday afternoon, the case was still open. 

Citations are possible for the homeowners. 

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Pepcon Survivor 86

FYI they are also in North Las Vegas. Code enforcement isn’t doing it’s job.

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