Two people were injured and hundreds of others were forced to
flee after a fire broke out at a luxury hotel in Las Vegas on Saturday
The blaze started at an outside pool area on a
14th-floor deck of The Cosmopolitan and quickly spread, setting pool
cabanas and trees alight.
Firefighters battle blaze at Las Vegas Cosmopolitan hotel http://t.co/ILtkwqAAUd @News3LV pic.twitter.com/g3LaIfVa7s
large plumes of black smoke billowed into the sky, terrified guests
fled to safety and more than 100 firefighters rushed to the scene.
One person injured in the blaze was taken to hospital,
while a second guest with minor injuries is still being evaluated at the
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) July 25, 2015
The pair both suffered smoke inhalation, officials said.
extinguished the blaze around 30 minutes after arriving at the scene,
Fire Chief Greg Cassell told KSNV. An investigation is ongoing.
Saturday afternoon,the Clark County fire department announced via
Twitter that firefighters had been dispatched to a blaze at The
In total, 110 firefighters and 35 vehicles,
including crews from Las Vegas Fire and Rescue, responded to the fire,
which started at 12.15pm local time.
‘@ClarkCountyFD fighting a
#fire at 3708 Las Vegas Blvd So. 2nd alarm called. #CCFD #vegas,’ Clark
County Fire Department tweeted.
Update Las Vegas, NV *2nd Alarm* images post knock-down of fire at #cosmopolitan hotel. #NVfire pic.twitter.com/PFwnmKQYfL
— FireNews.net (@FireNews) July 25, 2015
It later revealed that trees and cabanas were burning on the resort casino and hotel’s pool deck.
to 3708 LVBS: Trees and cabanas burned on pool deck. Very little
extension to building. One patient transported at this time,’ it
By the time crews had extinguished the blaze, it had
already destroyed the Bamboo Pool, which is located on the hotel’s 14th
Which one of you tourists set the Cosmo on fire? pic.twitter.com/rKa3nMz0KL
— Jackie / Kriss (@GeekyFriedRice) July 25, 2015
Video: People run from Las Vegas hotel as fire breaks out; images courtesy of @Jay_Matrix http://t.co/3XsgRfzTCA pic.twitter.com/zg8hDZUvum
— KTLA (@KTLA) July 25, 2015