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June 23, 2018

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Burned-out motor causes smoke at Golden Nugget


Steve Marcus

An exterior view of the Golden Nugget in downtown Las Vegas on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013.

A burned-out elevator motor filled the basement of the Golden Nugget with light smoke this morning, but guests were not affected, according to Las Vegas Fire & Rescue officials.

There was no fire at the downtown Las Vegas casino-hotel, officials said. Nobody was injured, and the only damage was to the motor, officials said.

The fire department reported the incident via Twitter about 9 a.m. Firefighters helped maintenance workers clear the basement of smoke, which did not reach public areas of the building, officials said.