UPDATE: NV Energy confirmed rodents caused the power outage at the Paris hotel on the Las Vegas Strip on Thursday night.
The situation has been evident on the Strip for years: Rats are present, but rarely seen.
“The Strip corridor is beautiful… you think how beautiful it is and how nice it is to be, the rodents too,” said Russell Hedland of Las Vegas Pest Control.
From restaurants, hotel rooms, resorts, trash cans and abandoned sidewalk food, the Las Vegas Strip is a rodent buffet. Rodents congregate where people congregate.
Rats are known to chew on electrical wires, pipes and drywall, and cause extensive damage from blackouts to flooding.
Since the Strip closed, experts say the rats have migrated to neighborhoods in the valley.
“The rats still needed to eat. They spread even more. We get more calls from residents than in my 26 years in the industry. It is very important for owners to be proactive, ”said Hedland.
Checking for holes, gaps in walls, and nests in shrubs are always good preventative measures, including hiring a professional. The damage caused by rats is far worse than the costs of prevention.
ORIGINAL STORY (22 OCT.): LAS VEGAS (FOX5) – Las Vegas police assisted Clark County firefighters in evacuating the Paris hotel and casino.
Police said police intervened shortly after 7 p.m. to help firefighters at the Paris hotel and casino over a reported power outage.
Power was cut throughout the complex, Clark County Fire Chief John Steinbeck said.
Police and firefighters evacuated guests from the casino. Guests still in their rooms were allowed shelter in place until power was restored.
Firefighters performed six elevator rescues and checked several more to make sure they were clear.
The guests who were rescued from the elevators did not require medical attention, Chief Steinbeck said. A patient was taken to hospital with respiratory problems.
Caesars Entertainment officials have released the following statement.
“Tonight, Paris Las Vegas experienced a power cut that has since been restored. The health and safety of our guests and our team members is a top priority, and we thank the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Clark County Fire Department and NV Energy for their assistance in this matter ” , said the spokesperson for Caesars Entertainment.
Power was restored by NV Energy just before 10 p.m.
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