Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 | 10:03 a.m.
A building at the Tuscany Suites and Casino was evacuated on Thanksgiving after reports of a strange odor in a second-floor hallway, a Clark County Fire Department spokesman said.
The smell, which was detected about 8:50 p.m. in Building “O” of the complex at 255 East Flamingo Road, was described as a “burning sensation” that was making people ill, fire officials said.
Clark County firefighters and a Las Vegas Fire and Rescue hazardous materials team responded. Two hotel guests were medically checked but were not taken to the hospital, officials said.
The building was evacuated as a precaution, and guests were temporarily moved to a nearby fitness room. The building was ventilated with fans, and the hallways and rooms were checked with air monitors, officials said. Guests were allowed back in after about an hour.
The all-suites resort features spacious hotel accommodations, dining, gaming and live entertainment two blocks from the Las Vegas Strip and minutes away by car from the the Las Vegas Convention Center and McCarran International Airport.
The Tuscany Casino offers more than 800 slot and video poker machines, a full complement of table games, which include blackjack, craps, roulette and Super Fun 21 games. A William Hill Sports Book is just inside the casino main entrance.
The hotel features 650-square-foot suites and curved paths that wind through 27 acres of lush landscape, pools and fountains. Services include a business center, a state-of-the-art fitness center and massage services.
The resort offers four restaurants and four bars, including Tuscany Gardens, the Cantina and Marilyn's Cafe. There are more than 37,000 square feet of flexible meeting and convention space.