BREAKING: Monte Carlo Vegas hotel and casino is on fire

Reports are coming in that the Monte Carlo hotel and casino in Las Vegas is currently on fire. From Wikipedia:

“On January 25, 2008 at around 11:00 AM PST, a three-alarm fire broke out on the upper floors and roof of the casino. The cause of the blaze and the extent of injury and damage are as of yet undetermined and the fire has not yet been extinguished. Guests of the Monte Carlo, New York New York and The Bellagio have been evacuated. Portions of the hotel facade have been seen falling off of the hotel. Firefighters have been seen fighting the fire from adjacent rooms in the hotel.”

More from CNN here. Mahalo has a good page on it too.

We’ll keep you updated.

Update: VegasRex is reporting the fire being completely extinguished.

Update: Fox 5 is reporting that welders were working on the roof, which may be the source of the fire.

Update: Yahoo has some video online. (thx, WH)