3 Hurt in Las Vegas Fire at Caesars Palace

From Times Wire Reports

An explosion on the roof of Caesars Palace hotel-casino Thursday injured three people and sent black smoke billowing over the Las Vegas Strip.

Clark County Fire Department spokesman Bob Leinbach said a propane tank on a third-floor roof exploded at 11:24 a.m., igniting a brief two-alarm fire .

A construction worker was burned on 20% of his body and received shrapnel-type injuries, and two guests received burns and concussion-related injuries.

Portions of Las Vegas Boulevard and I-15 were briefly closed.

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