LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Dozens of first responders converged on the Las Vegas Strip Saturday night for the report of a fire at The Cosmopolitan.
The call originally came out just before 8 p.m. The Clark County Fire Department responded to the reports of smoke on the 51st floor of the Cosmopolitan.
Once on the scene, crews found smoke in the hallway on that floor. That led firefighters to a fire on a balcony in one of the units.
Crews evacuated the unit and the rest of the 51st floor.
Maintenance staff and firefighters then used The Cosmopolitan’s smoke removal system to clear the air. There was no fire found on any other floors.
Officials say multiple people were taken to Sunrise Hospital with minor injuries.
Metro Police assisted with traffic control on Las Vegas Boulevard. The southbound lanes were closed for a short period of time during the response.
The cause and origin of the fire are currently under investigation.
A total of 72 personnel from CCFD responded to the incident.
The Cosmopolitan issued the following statement:
“At this time we can confirm that the fire at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas that occurred this evening, Saturday, Feb. 13, has been contained and extinguished by the Clark County Fire Department. The fire started at approximately 8 p.m. within a guest room of Boulevard Tower. There were no serious injuries. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Guests were immediately alerted through the resort’s emergency response program and proper evacuation procedures were used. At The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, the safety and security of our guests and employees remains our top priority.”The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas