Fire breaks out on the strip

Around 11 am, a fire broke out at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino at 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. S (on the Las Vegas strip, next to CityCenter). Firefighters are still battling the blaze which has been categorized as a 3 alarm fire. The fire broke out on the top floors of the Monte Carlo and plumes of oily black smoke are visible from the strip. The casino is being evacuated and there is no word yet on the cause of the fire.

The Monte Carlo was completed in 1996 and is 32 stories.

**Update

A little after 12:30 pm, the fire was put out. The fire was contained to most of the upper floors and roof. The cause of the fire was worker error. Welders working on the roof caused the fire.

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