Harrah's Flamingo Las Vegas Under Fire Inspection

Fire officials say they are conducting a full inspection of the Flamingo Las Vegas casino-hotel because a carpenter reported he was ordered to perform questionable maintenance to an emergency door.

The carpenter says workers at the Las Vegas Strip hotel took a piece of safety equipment from one guest floor to obtain a part so another floor would pass a fire inspection.

He reported the incident to the Clark County Fire Department on Thursday.

The report triggered an inspection of the work in question. Fire officials told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that the emergency doors weren't operating as they should. They say they will expand their inspection.

A Harrah's spokeswoman says the hotel has already made the required repairs.

The Flamingo is now the third resort owned by Harrah's Entertainment Inc. to face scrutiny for reports of questionable hotel remodeling or maintenance.
Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com

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AP-NY-12-08-07 1451EST

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