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Balcony fire at Cosmopolitan hotel-casino on Las Vegas Strip results in minor injuries

Posted at 7:40 AM, Feb 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-14 18:33:35-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — At 7:57 p.m. on Feb. 13, the Clark County Fire Department responded to The Cosmopolitan hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip for reports of smoke on the 51st floor.

CCFD arrived and was greeted by security who advised them that they were receiving multiple reports of smoke on the 51st floor.

CCFD ascended using CCFD's highrise response policy and found smoke in the hallway on the reported floor.

Further investigation by CCFD found a fire on a balcony of the reported floor.

CCFD quickly extinguished the fire and completed a search of the room to ensure all occupants were evacuated from the room of origin and floor of origin.

CCFD coordinated with Cosmopolitan maintenance and engineering to remove the smoke from the 51st floor using the building's smoke removal system. There was no fire extension found on the upper or lower floors.

Several people were reportedly taken to a local hospital for minor injuries.

CCFD was assisted by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department who assisted with traffic control on Las Vegas Boulevard. American Medical Response also assisted by transporting multiple patients with minor injuries to Sunrise Hospital.

CCFD responded with a total of 10 fire engines, 4 ladder trucks, 4 rescues, 2 squads, and 4 battalion chiefs, and a total of 72 personnel. The cause and origin are currently under investigation.