Golden Nugget Fire Was Arson

Yesterday morning, there was a fire in a room at the Golden Nugget that critically injured one man and forced the evacuation of many floors in the Rush Tower. The cause of the two-alarm blaze was not determined right away, though there is speculation that it was an intentionally set fire.

The Las Vegas Fire and Rescue crews rushed to the scene after responding at 8:26 a.m. that morning. The fire broke out on the 22nd floor of the Rush Tower in a guest room. By 9:01 a.m., the fire had been extinguished by the firefighters. A total of fifty people were evacuated from the floors near the blaze. No other injuries were reported.

The hotel guest who was critically injured, was transported to the hospital promptly. Fire officials are still not clear as to how the guest would up in a locked room that was on a floor that was closed to the public.

Currently, the Golden Nugget is undergoing some remodelling, and floors 22, 23, and 24 are the floors being worked on right now. As a result, all the rooms on those floors are unoccupied by guests.

Guests who were evacuated were able to return to their rooms an hour later after the incident.

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