Fire at Caesars Palace causes 100k in damages

Fire at Caesars Palace causes 100k in damages

LAS VEGAS — A fire that erupted at Caesars Palace earlier this week has caused US$100,000 in damages for the popular hotel. According to the Associated Press, the fire began around 3:30 a.m. and quickly spread from an escalator to a ballroom, prompting brief evacuations.

The fire caused 140 hotel rooms to be evacuated for two hours, and saw three hotel workers transported to the hospital for smoke inhalation, Caesars Entertainment Corporation spokeswoman Jennifer Forkish told the AP.

The Clark County Fire Department extinguished the fire after 25 minutes, and no hotel guests were injured as a result of the fire. At this time all operations at the hotel have returned to normal.

The cause of the fire remains unknown but is under investigation.

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