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Venetian Catches Fire

By Chuckmonster on Saturday, 23rd September 2006 8:04pm
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KLAS Channel 8 in Las Vegas is reporting that a construction tarp attached to one of the Venetian's towers (not hotel) was ignited by a floodlight sending flames 40 feet into the air. Yesterday, the giant advertisement for "Phantom:The Vegas Disaster" came loose from its position on the Venetian's bell tower and flapped over the Las Vegas Strip. Is the Phantom curse in operation? Who knows...

The KLAS news report also features video!

The fire department reported a 3-alarm fire at The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino. Traffic was closed off on Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road.

The fire started around 8 p.m. Friday and dark smoke and flames could be seen from Eyewitness News cameras in the sky.

The Clark County Fire Department says the fire started after a construction tarp fastened to a decorative tower on The Venetian was overheated by a light.

Flames shot about 40-feet into the air and thousand of tourists stood across the street and watched as fire crews put out the blaze. The fire was contained to the outside of the Venetian.



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