Two injured in fire on Las Vegas strip

Two people have been injured after trees and cabanas surrounding an outdoor pool at a hotel on the Las Vegas strip caught fire.

Firefighters battle the blaze in the outside pool area of the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas hotel-casino (AP)

The two injured in the blaze at the Cosmopolitan Hotel suffered smoke inhalation, and at least one was transported to a hospital, said Clark County Assistant Fire Chief Sandra Baker.

Smokes billows from the fire (AP)

"There was some damage to some windows; very, very minor damage to the building. It was contained to the pool area," Ms Baker said.

The fire, which broke out at around noon local time on the 14th floor, was later extinguished, Ms Baker said. Photographs on social media showed a huge mass of black smoke from the fire. The plume of smoke was visible from the strip.

Guests were evacuated from the hotel because of smoke, said Ms Baker, who could not immediately say if the entire hotel or only part of it was evacuated.

Clark County fire trucks are parked next to the casino (AP)

The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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