Published Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009 | 5:20 p.m.
Updated Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009 | 5:42 p.m.
Map of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
4455 Paradise Road, Las Vegas
A small fire broke out Sunday afternoon at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
The two-alarm fire, which is standard in hotel fires, was found after smoke was discovered at 3:52 p.m. coming through a wall, the Clark County Fire Department said. The fire started in a room that houses air conditioning units, near the roof.
Fire department spokesman Scott Allison said the fire was caused by the shorting out of the electrical components in one of the air conditioning units, which created a lot of smoke but no flames. Firefighters had to tear open the wall to get to the unit. The immediate area was evacuated.
A security officer was transported to a hospital for heat exhaustion, but is expected to recover quickly, Allison said.
No other injuries were reported. The incident took place in a new part of the hotel that is unoccupied and the fire alarms are not wired yet.