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Curling iron to blame for fire at South Point hotel-casino
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LAS VEGAS -- Officials with the Clark County Fire Department said they were called out Saturday afternoon to investigate a fire at the South Point Hotel Casino and Spa.  

The call came in just before 1:30 p.m. after people reported the smell of smoke coming from a room on the tenth floor. Clark County Fire said the call first went out as a 2-alarm fire, but shortly after, the second alarm was dropped.

When crews arrived, they said they found a smoldering electronic device, which led them to believe there was a small fire.  However, there wasn't any other damage, officials said.

A representative with South Point released a statement: 

"The well-being of our guests and employees is our main priority. After being notified of a small electrical fire caused by a curling iron in a guest room, South Point worked with authorities to ensure guest safety and to secure the facilities. The authorities have contained the electrical issue to one room, and there is no immediate danger. All guest rooms have been reopened and we thank our guests for their patience as we worked through this matter. We would also like to the thank the Clark County Fire Department for their immediate response."

There weren't any injuries reported.  The total damage is estimated at $3,000.

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