Las Vegas fire agency reveals on Facebook that a resident is operating an illegal refueling business

Starting a family business can be a good way to pass out boring times and increase sideline income. But some people seem to be taking a step in the wrong direction when it came to the choice of the project. Recently, the Las Vegas Fire and Rescue Service posted a negative picture on Facebook — a local resident who was running an illegal refueling business in his own home. A pair of huge petrol containers and a long hose can be seen in the picture, apparently showing the appearance of fueling vehicles parked on nearby streets.

Las Vegas fire agency reveals on Facebook that a resident is operating an illegal refueling business

(Photo from Las Vegas Fire and Rescue, via BGR)

Not only does this violate the laws that run related businesses in the city, but it also poses a huge risk to neighborhoods and first responders, putting them at great risk in the emergency response to a fire, the post explained.

But what makes it even more puzzling is that who in the end would have the trouble to run such an irregular refueling business? There has been speculation that this could be part of a larger fraud scheme.

For example, buy fuel through stolen credit card information, or other improper means, store it privately and supply it to family or friends.

As to the consequences and the amount of fines that the parties will face, and how to dispose of the fuel and equipment, the original post did not mention.