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Firefighters Rescue 4 Window Washers From 35th Floor At Vdara

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Firefighters have rescued four window washers stranded outside the 35th floor of a Las Vegas Strip high-rise hotel.

Clark County spokeswoman Stacey Welling says a firefighter descended from the roof of the 46-story Vdara Hotel and lowered one worker in a harness to the roof of a third-floor landing area.

The National Weather Service reports temperatures are 104 degrees and winds are a moderate 10 mph at nearby McCarran International Airport.

Vdara is one of several hotels in MGM Resorts International’s big CityCenter complex.

A hotel spokeswoman says a mechanical failure caused the wokers’ lift to fail.

Clark County and Las Vegas firefighters were summoned a little before noon.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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