Published Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 | 4:03 p.m.
Updated Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 | 4:58 p.m.
A tractor-truck hauling multiple cars caught fire after its rear brakes malfunctioned on southbound Interstate 15 near The M Resort, closing one lane of traffic around 2:25 p.m. Friday.
Clark County spokeswoman Stacey Welling said the truck was on its way to a car auction when the rear breaks caught fire and spread to the other cars. Five cars on the rig were charred from the fire, and thick smoke billowed over the highway. Clark County Firefighters doused the flames quickly, Welling said.
Welling said the fire caused $150,000 in damage. Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Jeremie Elliott said no one was injured.
Elliott said several tow trucks were working to clear the roadway. Elliott reported there weren’t any traffic delays on the three-lane southbound road.
At M Resort, locals reign supreme. Anthony Marnell III opened this casino with value in mind. With affordable drinks and meals and lots of incentives to play, it's no wonder why M has been a hit since it opened its doors in March 2009.
The property is decorated with dark wood, rich colors and amber-like light fixtures. Gaming offerings include more than 1,800 slot machines and 60 table games, as well as a poker room and race and sports book.
The resort houses 390 guest rooms, including 39 luxury suites. Designed with a modern and contemporary feel, M’s rooms feature dark wood, chrome fixtures and white linens, and are accented by blue or burgundy throws and pillows. Rooms boast floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the mountains or the Strip.
M dining options include Studio B, a show kitchen buffet; "twisted farm food" at Hash House a Go Go; Baby Cakes bakery; Anthony’s Burgers & Brews, serving gourmet burgers and fries; Vig Deli; Anthony’s Prime Steak & Seafood; Marinelli’s Authentic Italian Dishes; and the Hostile Grape Wine Cellar, where guests can taste more than 160 types of wine. Plus, 32° Draft has one of the largest beer selections in the valley, with 96 different beers on tap.
The four-star awarded, 23,000-square-foot Spa Mio offers a variety of treatments and services with saunas, Jacuzzis, 16 massage and facial rooms and a full-service salon and barbershop complete with built-in ESPN in the mirrors. Locals also receive 25 percent off all regular price services.
DayDream Pool Club heads up M's adult pool party scene offering the only locals pool party in the Valley.