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Pahrump Valley Gazette, Thursday, July 31, 1997 3 Catastrophe avoided by quick thinking fire department | by Mary Lamar Gazette Staff PAHRUMP---Saturday, July 26 at approximately 3:35 p.m. an emergency 911 call came into the Sheriff' s Office, "Desert Connection is on fire; we have a 500-gallon propane tank." These were the cries of Mary Garoutte co- owner of Desert Connection, Inc. on Highway. 372. could have lost it all," she said. The building was evacuated, Highway 372 was closed in both directions and side streets were closed. Every precau- tion was taken in case the fire spread or the unthinkable, the tank itself exploded into flames. The Pahrump Volun- teer Fire Department arrived at approximately 3:45 p.m. at the scene. County Commissioner Cameron McRae was on Garoutte laid on the floor to escape the flames while duty as Battalion Chief. Crews wre assigned to ensure the making her call for help. Garoutte said "I thought this was tank was secured from flames and heat. it, I thought it was all over.-- According to Scott Farthing assistant chief. "When we Employee AI Hewitt was performing a routine propane arrived on the scene, the propane flames were out. There fill when the hose shot out ofthetank. "'Idon"t know where were some wood products on fire, which we immediately the flames came from," he said. Hewitt ran to the main put out. Our main objective was to keep the fire hose on the propane shut off switch to turn it off before anymore gas large propane tank, making sure it remained cool." could escape. Garoutte said, "The flames were every- " Our emergency crew took the attendant over to the Iwhere. The whole side of the building was on fire. All I truck where he was treated for minor burns on his left arm could see were flames. If it wasn't for the quick thinking and scrapes on his left leg. By the attendant shutting down of AI, we would all be gone. He's a hero in my book, we the propane tank, he helped avoid a much worse situation," Farthing stated. Farthing gave the following safety tip "This is barbecue season Be extremely careful when threading your hose to the barbecue tank. Cross threading can cause separation and the result could be fire. Have your propane tank checked as suggested by the manufacture, ." Clocks  Watches P &000000lBIry Cl;:::erLanir " 7/cOh2)e27;937 propane tank to avoid heat build up. This Week's Band l DESERTmD i Progressive 5Video Poker & 25Video Poker 4 of a Kind on card of day WINS Roll of Coins with Maximum coin in KARAOK TU] k THUI 7P.M. - 12A.M. - DJ'S MON & WD 7P.M.- X2A.M. -BAND FRI k SAT - SUNDAY JAM 3- 8PM Da Frl Sat 2:OOA.m - 6:3OA.m Open 24 HRS. Frl - Sat ---. King Bookcase Headboard Ashley 4 piece :,- Triple Dresser, Hutch Minor and I blight Stand Floor Model onlY. Reg. $1,404.95 blOW $899.95 Have a seat sports fansl Choose from Berkline, Action Lane or Best Chairs. Choose from a large selection in stock or special order at no additional charge. Want to see some unique futon sofas? Stop by todayl Check out the classic dinettes in stock. All clocks and curios 10% off. New Twin mattresses from $55 each piece. Stop by for more values. I The Gal/e,.y of Home Furnishings Hwy 160 just South of Hwy 372 and Terrible's Town l l Bedroom and Mattress Store - Pahrump Station 751-3600  / Living & Dining Room Store - Wheeler Springs Plaza 727-3600 r Hours: Mon. - Sat. 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. EZ Financing 0.A.C. Lay Away CdR Certificates Art Wants To Be '00your" Mechanic! ARE YOU TIRED OF WAITING TO GET YOUR VECHICLES WORKED ON? ARE YOU SICK OF BEING SOLD A BILL OF GOODS EVERY TIME YOU SEE YOUR MECHANIC? Do You Like To Watch Your Car Betng Worked On?Do They Tell You For Insurance Purposes That You Have To Stay Somewhere You Cannot Watch? No t At Arts... No Prexsure SaleM!! All ork done lr reauestl!! August Specials Brake Job $49.95+em Reg $59.95 Wheels Balanced $24.95 Reg $39.95 A/C Service $74.95 Reg $79.95 FREE Root Beer Float w/any Full Seraice Item I II aaa,, J ?sa-00'srs. I s.o00 ae#00* [ I Fleet Aoct Available J L