Vegas’ Monte Carlo Fire

I picked the wrong day to take off from blogging:

Fire crews are cleaning up after a three-alarm fire today at the Monte Carlo Hotel & Casino.

Clark County fire officials are reporting no major injuries and 17 people have minor injuries from the fire. A few people were treated for smoke inhalation. The fire was focused on the exterior of the building. Fire crews from Clark County, City of Las Vegas and Henderson were on the scene.

For those who aren’t familiar with Vegas, the Monte Carlo is one of the more boring mega-resorts on the Strip. It caters to an older crowd and is home to magician Lance Burton’s show (I hear it is one of the better magic shows in Vegas although I haven’t seen it). It’s located on the South Strip next to NYNY and Project CityCenter which is still being constructed.

The good news is that there were no major injuries. The bad news is that the fire happened in the Monte Carlo and not the Excalibur casino which is what I would expect hell to look like if hell actually existed.