Police and fire crews responded to a fire that ignited in construction debris on the roof of the yet-to-open luxury hotel Fontainebleau Saturday afternoon. Clark County Deputy Fire Chief Billy Samuels said the call for the fire, at Las Vegas Boulevard near Sahara Avenue, came at 3:41 p.m. The fire was extinguished not long afterward, at 4:19 p.m.
The plume of black smoke on the roof could be seen across the valley.
Some 91 fire personnel from both Las Vegas Fire and Rescue and Clark County Fire Department responded to the scene, with 12 fire engines and four ladder trucks, Samuels said.
Fire crews took hoses with them and used elevators to reach the roof, with the help of hotel security.