Moulin Rouge Is On Fire

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Firefighters are battling a four-alarm blaze at the historic but long-shuttered Moulin Rouge hotel-casino in Las Vegas.

City spokeswoman Diana Paul says no injuries are reported.

Paul says work began last week on a project to renovate the property, about a mile northwest of downtown Las Vegas. It's listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Moulin Rouge was the first desegregated gambling hall in Las Vegas. It hosted entertainers such as Sammy Davis Jr. and Frank Sinatra though it only was open less than a year in 1955.

The casino structure was destroyed in an arson fire that left three people injured in May 2003.


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