Fire erupts at swimming pool of hotel on Las Vegas Strip

Smoke rises after a fire on the outside pool area of the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas hotel-casino Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Las Vegas. The fire on the pool deck of the hotel and casino caused evacuations and the cause of the fire has not been determined. (Courtney Cyr via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

LAS VEGAS (AP) – A fire at a hotel swimming pool that sent large plumes of black smoke high above the Las Vegas Strip appears to be under control.

Clark County Fire Chief Greg Cassell says it took firefighters about 30 minutes to gain control of the blaze that broke out Saturday on the 14th floor of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas hotel.

Cassell says one person was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

The fire was first reported around 12:15 p.m.

Cassell says the hotel was evacuated, but it’s not clear if any guests will be displaced.

The fire started at an outside area, setting pool cabanas and trees ablaze. The cause of the fire has not been determined.

Heavy smoke was visible to people walking along the Strip.

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