October 2, 2014
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Fire officials say a large-scale response to reports of multiple hotel rooms burning at a Las Vegas Strip resort-casino discovered just a small blaze in a trash can.
Clark County Deputy Fire Chief John Steinbeck says in a news release that seven engine companies, two ladder trucks, two rescue units and various other personnel responded at 1:12 p.m. Friday to reports of rooms on fire at the Cosmopolitan.
He says the fire in the trash can of a room was caused by a discarded cigarette and led to smoke damage estimated at $10,000. No injuries have been reported.
A discarded cigarette also caused a fire at an apartment complex a few miles away earlier Friday. Steinbeck says firefighters stopped the blaze from spreading beyond one unit, but it caused about $70,000 in damage.
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