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Solar panels atop Las Vegas school burn

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    This is becoming more and more of a concern to fire departments as these types of fires are dangerous to fight and often make roof access difficult. Those panels are hot! The batteries are always charging and explosive.

    LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -
    Clark County firefighters said several solar panels atop Faith Lutheran School - located on South Hualapai Way, near West Charleston Boulevard - caught fire Wednesday afternoon.

    The fire, which broke out before 4:45 p.m., went to two alarms, largely due to the size of the school, fire officials said.

    The cause of the fire has not been determined, but it was initially thought to be caused by an unspecified mechanical issue.

    The fire was put out after 5 p.m. Students had already been dismissed for the day and there were no injuries reported