Las Vegas Sun

December 14, 2018

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Friday’s Golden Nugget fire was second casino blaze in 24 hours

A small fire at a downtown casino on Friday night represented the second fire on the property of a Las Vegas casino in less than 24 hours.

Las Vegas Fire and Rescue responded to the Golden Nugget Casino just after 8:40 p.m. on Friday, where an awning of the casino’s employee entrance had caught fire, spokesman Tim Szymanski said.

The fire was out by the time fire department trucks reached the scene, less than 10 minutes later, he said. Some smoke from the blaze made its way to the employee entrance hallway, but no injuries were reported.

No damage estimate or cause of the fire was immediately available on Saturday afternoon. Hotel operations were not affected, Szymanski said.

The Golden Nugget fire came less than a full day after a blaze on the rooftop of a shopping area at the Bellagio caused up to $450,000 in damage on Thursday night, according to the Clark County Fire Department. 10 engines and a total of 77 fire personnel were used to douse that fire.