“Multiple” people were reportedly hospitalized with unspecified minor injuries after the 51st floor of The Cosmopolitan hotel on the Las Vegas Strip was evacuated Saturday evening after a fire broke out on a balcony.
Clark County firefighters, who responded with 10 engines and four ladder trucks just before 8 p.m. PT, were able to extinguish the fire, the cause of which was under investigation, FOX 5 in Las Vegas reported.
The fire didn’t spread to any other floors, the station reported.
Strip hotels have suffered several fires over the years, including a 1980 fire at the old MGM Grand, now Bally’s Las Vegas, that started on the ground floor and killed 87 people – mostly from smoke inhalation. It remains one of the deadliest hotel fires in U.S. history, the Review-Journal reported.
The Cosmopolitan, which opened in 2010, is located next to the Bellagio Hotel and Casino.
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In 2015, a large fire started at The Cosmopolitan’s rooftop pool area on the 14th floor, causing more than $2 million in damage and sending at least one person to a hospital for smoke inhalation, according to the newspaper.