2008 Monte Carlo Resort & Casino Fire Facts & Figures
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January 25, 2018 Marks the 10th anniversary of 2008 Monte Carlo Fire in Las Vegas.
Date: January 25, 2008
Time: 10:57 AM was the first reports of fire by a motorist passing. The fire was deemed under control at 2:20 PM.
Location: Monte Carlo on Las Vegas Blvd.
Response: Three-Alarm Fire. Initial response included four engines, two ladders, a heavy rescue unit, two ambulances, and a battalion chief.
Building Profile: Constructed in 1994 and 1995, the Monte Carlo is a 32-story casino resort with 3,020 guest rooms of which approximately 2,400 were occupied at the time of the fire.
Extent of Damage: Much of the damage was contained the top floors, roof and building's exterior.
Fatalities & Injuries: There were no fatalities, but thirteen guests were treated for minor injuries and smoke inhalation.
Cause: It was determined the most probable cause of the blaze was improper cutting and welding operations by contractors who were on the roof installing a steel catwalk as part of a window-washing apparatus.
Total Damage Cost: An estimated $100,000,000 was lost due to damage and associated business interruption. Monte Carlo would re-open 1,200 guest rooms and the casino on February 15, 2008 with another 1,300 re-opening a week later.
Monte Carlo Fire: Jan. 25, 2008, KLAS 11 PM Newscast
2008 Time Capsule
No. 1 Book, January 25, 2008: Plum Lucky by Janet Evanovich
Cost For 1 Gallon Of Gas: $3.05
Average Median Household Income in 2008: $56,000.00
Average Monthly Rent in 2008: $1095.00
Average New Home Cost in 2008: $238,880.00
Average New Car Cost in 2008: $27,958.00