Fire Breaks Out at Monte Carlo Resort on Las Vegas Strip

Friday, January 25, 2008

Jan. 25: View from the Wild West Casino, across the 15 from the Monte Carlo Casino, before emergency crews had even arrived.

LAS VEGAS —  A three-alarm fire broke out Friday on the roof of the Monte Carlo hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip and spread rapidly, but was contained within about an hour.

“We have knock down,” Clark County Fire Chief Steve Smith said.

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Smith couldn’t estimate damage to the 32-story hotel.

“As we go out of the danger zone, we’ll methodically check each floor,” said the chief. “No rooms are burning.”

The fire broke out about 11 a.m. local time and spread from the center section of the hotel across the roof line. The top four or five floors of the building were engulfed in flames …..[ Full Story ]