Witnesses describe fire at Las Vegas Strip hotel
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A fast response from firefighters Tuesday morning stopped flames from spreading at Treasure Island, but it wasn't before many guests were exposed to smoke.
A spokesperon for the county said 14 people were treated after smoke billowed from the building after being evacuated.
"We saw the fire engines go by and there was a whole bunch of fire engines and ambulances outside the casino," witness Paul Foege said.
Firefighters said the fire began at 9 a.m. in the hotel's air conditioning unit on the roof.
Chief Bertral Washington said took crews just over half an hour to put it out.
"Whenever you have smoke and flames showing from a resort the size of this one, with thousands of people that could be involved, we would typically have more than two alarms," Chief Washington said.
Firefighters said the heaviest smoke poured from the west wing of the 36th floor.
A spokesperson for Treasure Island said hotel staff was concerned about air quality on the 36th floor so some guests were moved to different rooms.
Lighter smoke traveled all the way down to the 24th floor. Hotel guests said fire alarms warned them of potential danger.
"In the hotel there were fire lights which were flashing," hotel guest Annie Sophie said.
Hotel officials said smoke didn't seep into any of the hotel rooms.