Friday, June 7, 2013 | 10:58 a.m.
Map of Four Queens Hotel and Casino
202 Fremont Street, Las Vegas
Employees of the Four Queens Hotel and Casino rushed to extinguish a fire inside one of the hotel signs early Friday, according to a Las Vegas Fire & Rescue report.
Las Vegas firefighters responded about 7:30 a.m. to reports of smoke coming from one of the Four Queens marquee signs over the sidewalk on Third Street. Employees used at least half a dozen fire extinguishers to put out the fire before the fire engines arrived.
An electrician was working on the sign when some debris in the sign caught fire, possibly from a spark, said Tim Szymanski, spokesman for Las Vegas Fire & Rescue. Damage was contained to the sign and estimated at $500.
There were no injuries.
The Four Queens, which opened in 1966, is named after former owner Ben Goffstein's wife and three daughters, Faith, Hope, Benita and Michelle. The casino is one of the most iconic Fremont Street casinos.
Today, the 32,000-square foot casino features more than 1,000 slots, 30 tables games and a race and sports book. The hotel offers about 695 guest rooms including 45 guest suites.
Hugo's Cellar, which is one level below the casino floor, provides a romantic atmosphere, an extensive selections of fine meats and seafood and ladies walk away with a complimentary rose. The wine list has won recognition from Wine Spectator and Zagat's. Other restaurants include Magnolia's Veranda, which is open 24 hours a day and has a wide menu, and the Chicago Brew Pub, which serves deep-dish pizza, salads and sandwiches as well as its own beer.
The Canyon Club also opened their outpost at the Four Queens, attracting musical and comedy acts from across the nation.