There was and is a fire at the Las Vegas Monte Carlo
There is a three alarm fire at the Monte Carlo hotel in Las Vegas, that is spreading black smoke throughout the Las Vegas Strip.
The Las Vegas Fire Department said the Fire was reported around 11am Vegas Time and burning through the south tower.
Clark County Fire Chief Steve Smith said 13 people suffered from smoke inhalation and all 1,000 Monte Carlo employees were accounted for. He also said that 120 firefighters and 35 fire trucks and other equipment from Clark County, Henderson and Las Vegas Fire Departments were at the blaze, which he called an exterior fire. He said the exterior of the building was made of a very flammable foam facade.
Some room sprinklers were turned on, but no rooms were on fire and there was only minor damage to the inside of the building
The hotels around the Monte Carlo have been evacuated.
The Monte Carlo Guests are staying at nearby MGM/Mirage Properties.
From the news reports and pictures, things don’t look good.
From the news feeds it looks like the outer skin of the Monte Carlo was on fire. Even Chief Steve Smith said, the inner parts of the building were hardly touched or torched (however you want to look at it).
There was also a report of Welders on the roof… which only raises questions.
Hotel officials have issued a statement:
“Thank you for your concern and support at this time. Monte Carlo management is responding to the situation at hand. Thanks to quick action, both our employees and our guests were promptly evacuated. All of our guests will be relocated to a sister property for the duration of their planned stay in Las Vegas. Response from Las Vegas Fire Department has been fast and effective. They are investigating the cause of the fire, but we don’t want to speculate at this moment. We will provide updates as they arise.”