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Fire erupts at swimming pool of hotel on Las Vegas Strip

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — A fire at a hotel swimming pool that sent large plumes of black smoke high above the Las Vegas Strip appears to be under control.

Clark County Fire Chief Greg Cassell says it took firefighters about 30 minutes to gain control of the blaze that broke out Saturday on the 14th floor of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas hotel.

Cassell says one person was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

The fire was first reported around 12:15 p.m.

Cassell says the hotel was evacuated, but it's not clear if any guests will be displaced.

The fire started at an outside area, setting pool cabanas and trees ablaze. The cause of the fire has not been determined.

Heavy smoke was visible to people walking along the Strip.


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LAS VEGAS (AP) - A fire at a hotel swimming pool that sent large plumes of black smoke high above the Las Vegas Strip appears to be under control.

Clark County fire spokeswoman Sandra Baker said Saturday afternoon that initial reports indicate the blaze at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas hotel has been put out.

Baker says crews are handling evacuations of the hotel and checking for any other damage.

Baker says the fire started at an outside pool area, and pool cabanas and trees were ablaze.

No injuries have been reported, and the cause of the fire has not been determined. Emergency vehicles were called to the resort shortly after noon.

Heavy smoke was visible to people walking along the Strip.

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