KXNT has learned that today’s fire at The Golden Nugget was set intentionally. Just before 8:30 this morning, reports of smoke inside the Golden Nugget Hotel led to a two-alarm response from Clark County Firefighters. The fire on the 22nd floor of the 25-story downtown hotel was contained to a single guest room. A man was found unconscious in the room and transported to the hospital in critical condition. As a precaution, approximately 60 people were evacuated from adjacent floors. Stay tuned to KXNT for the latest on this developing story.
(photo: Tate South/KXNT/CBS Las Vegas)