Huge fire rips through Las Vegas hotel rooftop pool

Fire breaks out at the Cosmopolitan Hotel


Huge fire rips through Las Vegas hotel rooftop pool

A huge fire has injured two at the rooftop pool of the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas.

Guests were forced to evacuate as large plumes of smoke could be seen billowing from the building.

Speaking to the Guardian, Clark County assistant fire chief Sandra Baker said the two injured people suffered smoke inhalation, and at least one was taken to a hospital.

Huge fire rips through Las Vegas hotel rooftop pool

She added that the fire was under control within about 30 minutes, and the building itself was lucky, saying: "There was some damage to some windows; very, very minor damage to the building. It was contained to the pool area."

The fire broke out at around 12pm on Saturday, burning trees and cabanas surrounding the pool area on the 14th floor.

It wasn't long before images of the scene started appearing on YouTube and social media.

The Cosmopolitan Hotel opened in 2010 and, according to the Mirror, two years ago was voted as one of the best hotels in the world.

ABC News reports that that cause of the fire is under investigation.

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