Blaze at Las Vegas casino

For all intents and purposes this building should have collapsed into it’s own footprint according to the law of physics as seen on September the eleventh 2001.

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Fire forced guests and staff to evacuate the 3000-room Monte Carlo Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, quickly engulfing parts of the upper floors, facade and roof before being brought under control.

There were no immediate reports of injuries in the blaze, first reported at about 11am Friday (local time) in the south tower of the huge hotel complex on the Vegas strip.

The Monte Carlo was quickly evacuated and the strip was shut down in both directions, jamming traffic for miles onto Interstate-15 as embers and debris fell into the street.

Television images showed flames sweeping across the 35-story hotel’s white and black facade, with black smoke belching into the sky as fire crews scaled ladders.

The blaze was contained and largely extinguished in about an hour.

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