January 27, 2008

Monte Carlo Fire

I think the best picture I saw of the fire at the Monte Carlo casino was not one that had flames, but this closeup showing the aftermath and the damage. You need to see the big size to catch all the melted details on the facade.

But I think the real story here – did we know that they are using highly flammable foam to shape out the details on these hotels? Highly-flammable foam that apparently burns like straw and drops embers onto the street below? Is that something we were supposed to know?

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  1. Sean Harding says:

    Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. Who thought that was a good (or even an acceptable) idea??? When the fire was still burning, I was watching a live video stream of one of the local Las Vegas TV stations, and the anchors kept talking about how great the casino fire safety has become in the wake of the MGM Grand fire in 1980. Clearly it has become dramatically better. But you’d think that in such a fire-conscious environment, using a building material that is not only flammable, but burns in a way that causes the fire to spread so much, would be unthinkable. I was surprised none of the local news folks I listened to mentioned that…

    Posted January 28, 2008 @ 11:04 am
  2. sarah says:

    For the most up to date and accurate information regarding Monte Carlo, please visit http://www.montecarlo.com

    Posted February 1, 2008 @ 1:35 pm

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