Rio in Las Vegas Catches Fire, Affects 900 Hotel Rooms

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Yesterday an electrical fire at the Rio Casino in Las Vegas caused more than 900 hotel rooms to be evacuated and caused guests to be moved to other hotels in town.

The fire was a result of a plugged sink causing an overflow, which then shorted out an electrical outlet, which then caused a blackout in the Masquerade Tower. A generator then kicked on, but a fire sprinkler then went off and ended up causing the fire to set off.

Hotel staff was quick to respond to the alarms, and moved vacationers staying in the casino's hotel. They were moved at about 7am, and found different rooms for the duration of their stay. In the meantime, players were given drinks and food.

The situation has since been resolved, and the Rio is working on restoring things to normal.

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Dustin Jermalowicz
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30 December 2016 - 11:53pm

Well, the most important thing is that there's not casualties after that fire, these things happens from time to time and can't be predicted even in a new and modern buildings like these hotels and casinos in Vegas.

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1 January 2017 - 12:57pm

As far as I understand, no one had any health difficulties after this? I mean, no one was hurt? Cause that is the most important thing.