Fire erupts at swimming pool of hotel on Las Vegas Strip

Smokes billows from a fire on the outside pool area of the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas hotel-casino in Las Vegas, Nevada Saturday, July 25, 2015. No injuries have been reported, and the cause of the fire has not been determined. Emergency vehicles were called to the resort shortly after noon. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A fire at a hotel swimming pool that sent large plumes of black smoke high above the Las Vegas Strip appears to be under control.

Clark County Fire Chief Greg Cassell says it took firefighters about 30 minutes to gain control of the blaze that broke out Saturday on the 14th floor of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas hotel.

Cassell says one person was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

The fire was first reported around 12:15 p.m.

Smoke is seen from a fire at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas hotel on Saturday, July 25, 2015. Clark County fire officials say the blaze was burning in an outdoor swimming pool area. No injuries have been reported, and the cause of the fire has not been determined. Emergency vehicles were called to the resort shortly after noon. (AP Photo/Juliet Williams)
Smoke is seen from a fire at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas hotel on Saturday, July 25, 2015. Clark County fire officials say the blaze was burning in an outdoor swimming pool area. No injuries have been reported, and the cause of the fire has not been determined. Emergency vehicles were called to the resort shortly after noon. (AP Photo/Juliet Williams)

Cassell says the hotel was evacuated, but it’s not clear if any guests will be displaced.

The fire started at an outside area, setting pool cabanas and trees ablaze. The cause of the fire has not been determined.

Heavy smoke was visible to people walking along the Strip.

 

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