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December 22, 2014

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Elevator brakes trigger fire alarm at Stratosphere

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Smoke from overheated Stratosphere Tower elevator brakes triggered the fire alarm Saturday, Las Vegas Fire and Rescue spokesman Tim Szymanski said.

Fire crews arrived Saturday afternoon, but there was no fire, Szymanski said. The smoke from the brakes had caused the alarms to go off.

No one was injured in the incident.

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  1. Author, do you intend to investigate this incident further? Without getting to the "why," your article is incomplete.

  2. No one wants to hear this kind of news, especially IF they are using the elevator(s) there at the Stratosphere!

    Can you imagine the concern and worry about boarding an elevator at the Stratosphere NOW? Hopefully those who are in charge of elevator maintenance will FIX the brake problem and be more proactive about checking these coffins on cables. Am looking forward to hearing what the administration has to say about this event, that is for sure.

    Blessings and Peace,
    Star