Vegas Strip resort closed, guests evacuated after power outage
LAS VEGAS - A hotel official says the darkened Paris Las Vegas resort could remain closed overnight, displacing thousands of guests and gamblers, while work crews repair its damaged main power line.
Caesars Entertainment Corp. spokesman Rich Broome says authorities decided at nightfall Thursday that it was getting too late to promise to let guests back in.
Broome says it's possible power can be restored at some point overnight, but officials couldn't be sure.
Clark County Fire Chief Greg Cassell says about 3,000 guests and employees were evacuated after a contractor the power main about 9:45 a.m.
The full evacuation was ordered after noon when the fire alarm system battery power was running low.
Cassell says firefighters rescued 11 people from five different elevators and a few people suffered from anxiety-related issues, but no injuries were reported and no one was hospitalized.