Las Vegas, NV – Fire sprinkler helps control mattress fire at casino hotel

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department released more details surrounding a small fire that broke out at the Excalibur Hotel and Casino Wednesday morning.

In a press conference, Capt. Dori Koren said a sexual assault victim was in the hotel room when a fire broke out 11:30 a.m. and that a search for a suspect was underway.

According to Clark County Fire Department deputy fire chief Jeff Buchanan, firefighters responded after a reported fire on the sixth floor.

When crews arrived, they found a mattress on fire inside one of the hotel rooms where there was a sprinkler activation.

Buchanan said hotel engineers and fire officials were continuing to work to ventilate smoke from the floor and no evacuations were necessary.

A suspect description was not released as the investigation was in the “preliminary stages,” said Capt. Koren.

No additional details surrounding the fire were released.

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