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More than 70 firefighters respond to 2-alarm fire at Westgate Hotel

Crews battle a fire Saturday, August 26, 2017, at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. (Scott Kost/KSNV)

Two floors were evacuated Saturday night at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino after a fire was reported on two exterior balconies.

Crews were called just before 6 p.m. to the hotel at 3000 Paradise Road, according to a Clark County Fire Department news release.

Automatic sprinklers and firefighters on an aerial ladder truck with an elevated stream were able to knock down the fire.

There were no injuries.

Hotel guest Maria Ramirez had just sent her husband downstairs to get a dinner reservation.

“He knocked at the door and he told me, ‘Take all your things and let’s get out from here. The building is burning now,’” she said.

More than 70 fire department personnel responded to the 2-alarm fire, including 10 engine companies, three ladder trucks, three battalion chiefs and five rescue units.

“We had multiple calls because it put up a big black header of smoke,” said CCFD Deputy Chief Roy Session. “Tons of calls came in on this.”

The cause remains under investigation.

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