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Las Vegas Monte Carlo Casino fire under control

The fire that scorched the top floors of the Monte Carlo casino has been brought under control.

Las Vegas Monte Carlo Casino fire under control The fire, which engulfed the top floors of the famous Las Vegas Monte Carlo Casino and Hotel on Friday, has been successfully extinguished. The Monte Carlo Hotel and Casino fire started around noon on Friday, likely from the roof of the hotel, although at this time the exact cause for the blaze remains unknown. Guests of the Monte Carlo were quickly rushed to the nearby MGM Grand, while Las Vegas firefighters battled he fire for hours. According to the latest reports, there were no serious injuries, aside from a few minor cases of smoke-inhalation.

 Fortunately for the casino patrons, the Monte Carlo fire was quickly brought under control and the incident failed to reach the proportion of the infamous MGM Grand casino fire in 1980. As a result of the MGM Casino fire, 87 people died and over 700 were seriously injured, making it the second deadliest fire in U.S. history.

 Published on 01/26/2008

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