On March 21st, a blaze was reported at 3:30 am in Caesars Palace. The escalator fire sent smoke all over the casino, with over 140 rooms evacuated. Smoke spread everywhere, according to the Clark County Fire Department, causing even the convention center to be evacuated immediately.
While no one was hurt, three employees were sent to the hospital for smoke inhalation and later released.
However, according to guests and even the Clark County Fire Department, there is no plan or procedure in place done with the Fire Department on how to communicate with all the guests. One guest commented to the media that there were no announcements made on what guests in other towers should do, causing concern.
According to TravelWeek, the fire only caused $100,000 in damages
AP Article on FireNation, entitled “Emergency Communication Questioned after Caesar’s Palace Fire” claimed
Emergency crews don’t have the manpower to alert every person in a partially evacuated building if they are not already affected, and doing so could cause unnecessary panic, Clark County Deputy Fire Chief Jeff Buchanan said. There also is no specific guidance or standard procedure on how property owners should communicate with unaffected guests, he said.
The cause of fire still has not been released.