The full evacuation (that means thousands people) was ordered after noon, when the fire alarm system battery power ran low and backup generator didn’t kick in. Firefighters went door-to-door inside the darkened building to make sure everyone was out. Entrances to the hotel were draped in yellow crime scene tape. Only people who needed prescription medication were being escorted by hotel and security officials to their rooms.
Displaced guests and new arrivals were directed to the Caesars-owned Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel next-door. “We deeply regret the inconvenience that this unexpected outage has caused our guests and are doing everything we can to remedy this unfortunate situation,“ Caesars Entertainment, the owner of the resort, said in a statement. The power was restored after 10:25 p.m. Firefighters performed tests for the alarm system.