Fire crews battled a blaze on the roof of the soon-to-be open Fontainebleau Las Vegas lodge and on line casino late Saturday afternoon after building supplies caught hearth, officers mentioned.
Thick plumes of black smoke could possibly be seen billowing from the roof of the towering 67-story blue glass property, aerial footage from FOX5 helicopters confirmed.
First responders discovered the supplies on hearth after they made their method to the roof, Clark County Fire Chief Billy Samuels mentioned.
It wasn’t instantly clear what sparked the fireplace or the extent any potential injury on the under-construction property.
It took dozens of firefighters to douse the flames, the chief mentioned, including the fireplace was knocked out simply earlier than 4.30 p.m.
No accidents had been reported, although it wasn’t clear if any staff had been onsite when the fireplace broke out.
In complete, 12 engines, 4 ladder vans and two air assets responded to the alarms.
The property is scheduled to open its doorways in December after sitting dormant on the north finish of the Las Vegas strip for near twenty years.
Construction on the Fontainebleau Las Vegas started again in 2007 and had initially been slated to open in late 2009.
Work stopped, nevertheless, after they firm went bankrupt throughout the recession — stalling the mission for years.