Las Vegas fire under control
A fire in Las Vegas at the Monte Carlo Hotel and Casino Resort has been contained and largely extinguished. According to authorities, the fire was under control in about an hour.
Local media reports the fire probably started on the hotel's roof, where welders were working, but authorities said the cause had not been determined and was under investigation.
The fire was evidently contained to the few top floors and seems to have only damaged the roof.
Television images showed flames sweeping across the 35-story hotel's white and black facade, with black smoke belching into the sky as fire crews scaled ladders making the scene look much more threatening.