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Rumor Hotel Burns in Las Vegas, NV

Hotel near the strip evacuated as local fire helicopters knock down the blaze

 

August 16, 2016

Crews ventilating the Rumor Hotel, so that guests can return to the property and their rooms. The cause of the fire is not known at this time.

Clark County firefighters knocked down a fire on Monday afternoon at Rumor Hotel, a boutique hotel located at at 455 E. Harmon Ave.

"Run for your lives!" maids shouted in Spanish, as they ran down the hallways, knocking on doors. Hotel guests were evacuated and no one was injured. Firemen said the blaze had been extinguished at 1:56 p.m.

One of our reporters coincidentally was a hotel guest. She reports that the local fire department sent 4 engines, 1 truck, 1 rescue, and 2 battalion chiefs. They were assisted by Las Vegas Fire and Rescue.

One of Las Vegas's finest stopped to speak to our reporter as they brought the fire under control at the room or hotel Monday afternoon

Upon arrival, firefighters observed smoke coming from the 2-story hotel. Firemen requested that the fire be upgraded to a "Two Alarm Fire," so more equipment would be sent. It was, and the fire received an additional 6 engines, 2 more trucks, 2 more rescue units, 2 more battalion chiefs and a rehab unit.

Crews are currently ventilating the structure so that guests can return to the property and their rooms. The cause of the fire is not known at this time.

From the hotel's website: RUMOR is Las Vegas' newest all-suite boutique hotel. Enjoy a cocktail at the bar or tapas at Addiction Restaurant. Stroll out to the pool and unwind in a palm-covered hammock or simply relax in your brand new suite. This modern chic boutique hotel is located across the street from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, and whether your Las Vegas trip is for business or pleasure you'll enjoy exceptional accommodations close to the Las Vegas Strip action, McCarran International Airport, and the Las Vegas Convention Center

 

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