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Fire jumps from truck to 3 homes in northwest valley

Fires at Las Vegas Recycling and Homes

L.E. Baskow

Las Vegas Firefighters continue to mop up a house fire on N. Michael Way on Tuesday, June 16, 2015.

Updated Tuesday, June 16, 2015 | 6:30 p.m.

Fires at Las Vegas Recycling and Homes

Firefighters gather outside of the Las Vegas Recycling building which was severely damaged by fire on Tuesday, June 16, 2015. Launch slideshow »

What started out as a truck fire has caused half a million dollars in damage to three homes in the northwest valley, according to Las Vegas Fire & Rescue.

Firefighters responded to the call at 2:55 p.m. on North Michael Way, near Lake Mead and Decatur boulevards, and were still trying to contain the fire as of 6 p.m.

Flames from a pickup truck that caught fire spread to branches hanging above it, then to the first home, which suffered extensive damage. Flares and embers quickly spread to the other two houses.

Homes in the surrounding area have been safely evacuated; no injuries have been reported, officials said.

The exact cause of the fire is unknown.

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