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 ProfileConstructed 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

(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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2008 Time Capsule

No. 1 Song, January 25, 2008:  Flo Rida Featuring T-Pain: Low

No. 1 Movie, January 25, 2008:  Meet The Spartans - Carmen Electra

No. 1 Book, January 25, 2008:  Plum Lucky by Janet Evanovich

No. 1 TV Show in 2008:  Breaking Bad

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


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