Vegas’ Monte Carlo hotel fire
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Vegas’ Monte Carlo hotel fire

Emergency vehicles line up outside the entrance to the Monte Carlo Resort & Casino, where a three-alarm blaze broke out shortly before 11 a.m. today. The fire was reported contained about an hour later. (Jae C. Hong / Associated Press)
A helicopter hovers above the 32-story Monte Carlo casino, which caught fire this morning. The top floors of two of the structure’s wings were scorched. (Jae C. Hong / Associated Press)
A plume of dark smoke rises from the roof of the Monte Carlo casino. The cause of the fire had not been determined but it is believed to have started outside the building. (Garrett Davis / Associated Press)
Las Vegas firefighters gather outside the Monte Carlo hotel. Most of the 3,000-room hotel was evacuated and no injuries were reported in the three-alarm blaze. (Garrett Davis / Associated Press)
Tourists along Las Vegas’ Strip watch as the Monte Carlo hotel fire is brought under control. Monte Carlo guests were evacuated and taken to nearby hotels, including New York New York and the Bellagio. (Jae C. Hong /Associated Press)
Employees of the Monte Carlo hotel monitor the fire from across the street. The top several floors of the hotel were damaged, but it was unclear if the rooms were badly burned. (Jae C. Hong /Associated Press)
A close-up shot shows flames burning the top several floors of the Monte Carlo hotel and casino. No major injuries were reported, Clark County spokesman Eric Pappa said. (Robin Tait / Associated Press)
Monte Carlo employees hold hands and wait for news as smoke rises from the hotel behind them. (Garrett Davis / Associated Press)
Fire damage to the top floors of the Monte Carlo hotel can be seen. At the fire’s peak, flames were licking the western-facing exterior of the hotel. (Eric Jamison / Associated Press)