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2 Thursday, August 28, 1997 Pahrump Valley Gazette The Pahrump Valley Gazette tbrmerly known as the Death Val- ley Gateway Gazette, (ISSN #07467419), established July 22, t 983, adjudicated as a legal news. paper of general circulation July 10, 1985, is published weekly otl Thtuday by Goldfield Group Pub- lishe, lnc. Editorial, production, and advertising offices at the 1570 E. Hwy 372, Pahrump, Nevada 89048. Telephone 702/727-5583 or FAX 702/727+7192. Periodical postage paid at Pahramp, Nevada and additional mailing offices. Postmaster: send address changes to The Pahrump Valley Gazette, P+O. Box 97795, Las Vegas, Ne- vada 89193. For billing or sub- scription inquiries please tele- phone 800/682-2640. Copyrights: No part of this publication may be copied or reproduced by any means without the express written per- mission of the Publishers. Included are photos, stories, staff produced advertisements, columns, carloons and all other materials. All rights reserved by The Pahrump Valley Gazette. Editorial Policy Opinions of the Pahrump Valley Gazette columnists are their own and do not necessar- ily reflect those of the Gazette staff or management. Letters Policy We welcome letters to the editor, letters must be signed, with the writer&apos;s address and telephone number included. Unsigned letters will not be published. Short, concise let- ters are preferred. Letters will be edited for length and libel. Mail to 1570 E. Hwy 372, Pahrump, NV 89048 Northern and Centrnl Nevada Friday..------y+ Lows in the mid 40s to mid 50s. Highs in the 80s to lower 90s. Saturday...Cooler with a chance of showers and thun- derstorms north and east...isedry+ Lows in the mid 40s to  50s. Highs in the mid 70s to mid 80s. Sunday...A chance of show, ers and thundtom north and +ast.++otherwise dry. Lows in the 40s. Highs in thc 70s to lower 80s. Nevada Friday through Sunday..Dry. Lowsinti 70s. Highs in the 90s to near 105. Friday... Mostly clear. 1 y breezy each afternoon and evening. Lows rmlging from the low 50s Owens Valley to near 80 Death Valley+ Highs ranging from the mid 90s Owens Valley to 105 to l l0 Death Valley. Saturday and Stmday.+.Mostly clear. Lo- cally breezy each afternoon and evening. Lows ranging from. around 50 Owens Val- ley to the upper 70s Death Valley. Highs ranging from around 90 Owens Valley to 102 to 106Death Valley. Fiery blaze in Amargosa Valle200 by Mary Lamar Gazette ,Staff AMARGOSA VALLEY--Late afternoon Wednesday August 13, a fire ripped through John Deer Salvage Yard scorching one and a quarter acres. Explosions were heard throughout this serene little valley:flames shot up almost 30 feet in the air. When firefighters arrived at the scene, a large body of fire surrounded the yard. Firefighters of Amargosa Valley Volunteer Fire Department divided their resources under the supervision of the Assistant Fire Chief Dale Black and began their confrontation with the flames. During this confrontation, several 55-gallon drums filled with liquid leaked on the ground and were consumed in the fire. Some of the drums were said to be exploding as firefighters worked to extinguish the blazing inferno. Emergency Medical Services from Amargosa Valley were standing by in case anyone was injured. As the flames began to descend, firefighters discovered a more serious problem. Approximately 80 to 100, 55- gallon drums were discovered at the scene of the fire. Numerous drums had exploded or seeped a liquid substance onto the ground intensifying the heat, flames and smoke. Firefighters continued to work in flames, struggling through the intense heat and the heavy black smoke as officials called the State Office of Emergency Management (OEM). Officials from the Fire Department reported that OEM was called out due to the amount of 55-gallon drums of an unknown substance found at the site. Their investigation revealed a substance called alcohol/beef tallow and motor oil in the drums. OEM officials reported that, due to a reportable quantity of a hydrocarbon discovered in the area, state regulations require that the Nevada Division of Environmental Protec- tion Agency be called in to handle the incident. Fire Chief Roger Bright of the Amargosa Valley Volun- teer Fire Department said that he arrived about one hour before the flames were put out. Jim Quirk, Chairman of the Amargosa Town Advisory Board, Volunteers of the Ama- rgosa Fire Department, OEM and Amargosa Valley Town Advisory Board were already at the scene. Firefighters and EMS that worked this blaze are to be commended for their courageous efforts and dedication. They are: Assistant Chief Dale Black; Firefighters: Chris Hughes, Jim Miller, Ramundo Hernandes, Lauriano Farias, and Scott Harris; EMS: Linda Gilliland, Trevor Dolby and Vern Gilliland. "They did an excellent job," an OEM Safety Official stated. At this time it is not known what the outcome of the incident will be. The EPA will continue an in-depth investigation into the incident. However, it had been re- ported that the owner of the John Deer Salvage Yard will most likely have to pay for the clean up of the hazardous materials stored on his propety. I + _o,++,+++ ++,++o+. I . I ImPressions + I "Window Treatments" Let The Professionals Help You Decorate Verticals Mini Blinds Wood Blinds Pleated Shades Duettes Arches 80% off We Guarantee The Lowest Prices Anywhere Fabric Valance Draperies Cornice Box Hardware Solar Screens And More  Design Service  Consultation FREE Installation All Work Guaranteed Quality You Can Count On For your personal showing of our wide selection of styles and colors =call Patricia Cox at 727-1966 Mon- Sat 9:30 - 6 Closed Sun. Locally Owned and Operated 921 S. Hwy 160 Wheeler Springs Plaza Established 1981 MaryAnn McNeil/ Reporter/photo<J raphers Patti Babcock Andy Holtmann Geoff Kreis Mary Lamar Lesley Stronach Production Director Dann Weeks Art Director Sean Wilson Ann Smart Production Kevin J. Simpson Teresa Stanton Gina Moore Photo_ raohy ( Ethel Messer Bruce Stevenson Advertisincj Director Carlton McCaslin Account Executive Ann Nusbaum Beverly Sacca Resident Agent/Controller Marie Laprlore Administration/Circulation Angle Laprlore, Admin. Asst. Nora+ Leavitt, Distribution You can contact the .... 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