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Escalator fire reported at Caesars Palace

Posted at 5:19 AM, Mar 21, 2016

Firefighters responded to a fire at 3:30 a.m. Monday at Caesars Palace.

Upon arrival, firefighters discovered heavy smoke in a ballroom area that was headed towards the casino.

A second alarm was requested to assist with the incident.

Firefighters then began evacuating people from the shops leading to the ballrooms, some of the ballrooms and a portion of the Palace Tower.

Fire was discovered at one of the top of the escalators. It had also spread to some nearby curtains.

The fire was knocked down at 3:53 a.m.

Three of the hotel's employees were transported to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation. No other injuries were reported.

 

I just spoke with a woman who told me she was forced to leave her room because of the fire at #caesars. She says they gave her seconds to leave and no estimate on when she can go back to her room.

Posted by Parker Collins on Monday, March 21, 2016