Las Vegas firefighters discover illegal gas station at home

Officials say the hose from the yard was long enough to reach the street for possible curbside fill-ups. (Source: Las Vegas Fire & Rescue)

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Las Vegas firefighters have discovered what officials describe as an illegal, homemade gas station in a backyard.

Las Vegas Fire and Rescue shared images online of the makeshift gas station discovered by firefighters Tuesday. The photos show two yellow tanks with a gas pump nozzle on the end of a hose.

Officials say the hose from the yard was long enough to reach the street for possible curbside fill-ups.

Police say the station may be part of a trend involving gasoline purchased with stolen credit cards and then deposited into home storage containers.

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