LAS VEGAS (KTNV) – At 7:57 p.m. On February 13, the Clark County Fire Department at The Cosomopolitan hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip responded to smoke reports on the 51st floor.
CCFD came to and was greeted by the security of the site, which indicated that they received several smoke reports on the 51st floor. CCFD ascended using CCFD's high rise response policy and found smoke in the hallway on the reported floor.
Further investigations by CCFD revealed a fire on a balcony of the reported floor. CCFD quickly put out the fire and conducted a search of the room to ensure that all occupants were evacuated from the original room and floor.
CCFD coordinated with Cosmopolitan maintenance and engineering to remove smoke from the 51st floor using the building's smoke removal system. No extension of the fire was found in the upper and lower floors.
Several people were reportedly taken to a local hospital for minor injuries.
Several people were injured in a balcony fire in @Cosmopolitan_LV tonight. The Clark County Fire Department responded to this 51st floor fire around 8 p.m. tonight. No work on what caused the fire, but the injured were taken to Sunrise Hospital with minor injuries
– Jackie Kostek (@JackieKostek) February 14, 2021
CCFD was assisted by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, who assisted with traffic control on Las Vegas Blvd. American Medical Response also assisted in the transportation of several patients with minor injuries to Sunrise Hospital.
CCFD responded with a total of 10 fire engines, 4 carts, 4 rescue workers, 2 squads and 4 battalion chiefs and a total of 72 employees. The cause and origin is currently being investigated.