Breaking News: Fire hits Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas

One of Las Vegas’ premiere venues and hotels, The Cosmopolitan, has been engulfed in flames and smoke. While no official reports have been released, pictures have begun circulating around social media showing the horrific site. One of the Las Vegas strips most famous hotel-casino’s, it appears the source of the fire is from the Bamboo Deck, erupting up the hotels side with a thick black smoke.

The Clark County Fire Department said about 12:40 p.m. local time it was responding to the fire alarms and calls. As they battled the raging flames photos started to be posted to social media. There has been at least 1 injury according to official sources, although according to new outlet fox5vegas at least 2 have suffered burns.

Our thoughts and hopes go out to everyone else in the building, that everyone was evacuated unharmed.

More updates to follow.


Not known: The cause of the fire has not been determined. Emergency vehicles were called to the resort shortly after noon

Smoke: The fire department said  trees and cabanas burned on the pool deck located on the 14th floor of the luxury resort casino and hotel

PHOTO: @MarkScafidi posted this photo to Twitter on July 25, 2015: Aria is on fire in #vegas #lasvegas.



 UPDATE: Thankfully it appears the firefighters have managed to brings the flames under control, on the outside at least, with Twitter user ccyr17 tweeting this: “Firefighters have taken control of the fire!! Thankfully!!!!”

Put out: ccyr17 later tweeted this shot, along with the words 'Firefighters have taken control of the fire!! Thankfully!!!!'

Sources: ABCnews and DailyMail


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