Fire rips through Las Vegas casino
The Monte Carlo Hotel and Casion on the Las Vegas strip is in flames.
There are no reports of injuries in the fire that erupted around 11 a.m. local time (2 p.m. EST). The Monte Carlo and other nearby hotels have been evacuated.
Television images like the freeze framed photo above showed flames engulfing part of the 3,000-room hotel's top floor and roof as thick black smoke poured into the sky.
Fire crews are currently battling the blaze.