Pool at Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas reopens after fire

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A luxury pool at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas reopened Sunday, less than 24 hours after a mysterious fire scorched trees and cabanas on the pool deck.

The Bamboo Pool reopened with full service at 10 a.m. after fire officials walled off the portion that had been engulfed in flames Saturday afternoon, according to a written statement from Cosmopolitan officials.

Guest rooms on the 14th floor of the West End Tower remained closed, according to the statement.


One person was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation and a second was treated at the scene.

The cause of the fire remained unknown as of Sunday afternoon, but investigators suspect it was accidental, Clark County Assistant Fire Chief Sandra Baker told the Los Angeles Times.

“We don’t see any malice or foul play or anything like that,” said Baker, who added that the cause could have been electrical or the result of something like an inappropriately discarded cigarette.

When the fire broke out Saturday, the 2,995-room hotel was fully booked by conference attendees and vacationers, and part of the hotel had to be evacuated.

Thick plumes of black smoke were visible from the Strip.

Times staff writer Natalie Schachar contributed to this report.

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