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Occurred : 9/24/2013 04:14 (Entered as : 09/24/13 4:14)
Reported: 9/24/2013 3:11:10 PM 15:11
Posted: 9/30/2013
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Shape: Fireball
Duration:3-5 seconds
Fireball streaked from above at 45 degree angle and then disappeared about 500 ft from the ground

I live in NW Las Vegas and as I was driving to work at 4:14 am I noticed to the west, near Mt Charleston, a fireball coming in at a 45 degree angle. The fireball was about the size of a nickel, if I held it out extended from my body, and had a long trail of fire about 15 to 20 times the size of the ball. The tail seemed to emit sparks as it streaked down. The fireball just disappeared approx. 500 ft from the ground. It looked like a meteor but thought it would be wise to report incase of other reportings from the area. It was dark out so I had a very good view but the event only lasted a few seconds