Las Vegas Cosmopolitan Hotel Pool Area Fire Rages
The Clark County Fire Department said that "trees and cabanas burned on the pool deck."
The Las Vegas Cosmopolitan Hotel pool area was on fire early Saturday afternoon.
The fire erupted Saturday afternoon and Clark County firefighters responded to a 12:16 p.m. alert. The fire was put out by 12:47 p.m., Clark County Fire Department assistant fire chief Sandra Baker told The Hollywood Reporter. At 1:10 p.m., the fire department said that trees and cabanas were burned and one patient was transported: "Update to 3708 LVBS: Trees and cabanas burned on pool deck. Very little extension to building. One patient transported at this time."
Update to 3708 LVBS #fire: Trees and cabanas burned on pool deck. Very little extension to building. One patient transported at this time.— Clark County FD (@ClarkCountyFD) July 25, 2015
Baker said that two patients were treated for smoke inhalation and one was transported to the hospital; no burns were reported. A few floors of the hotel were evacuated for smoke migration. The pool area will remain closed for an unspecified amount of time to allow for the fire department, building safety officials and utility companies to perform after-incident safety checks.
The Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino is located in the heart of the Las Vegas strip.
See photos of the fire posted on social media below.
The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas is on fire. pic.twitter.com/82rv6tPpPF— Hank Moody II (@KylersMind) July 25, 2015
2:45 p.m. July 25: Updated with comments from Clark County Fire Department assistant fire chief Sandra Baker.