The following facts pertain to the Monte Carlo hotel-casino.

— Opened in June 1996.

— More than 3,000 guest rooms.

— 32-story casino-hotel modeled after the Place du Casino in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

— Now owned by MGM Mirage Inc.

The Situation

— Three-alarm fire reported around 11 a.m. local time.

— Blaze spreading from the center section of the hotel across the roof line.

— Fire has forced evacuations.

— Streets are blocked off around the hotel.

On the Web: Monte Carlo Resort & Casino: http://www.montecarlo.com/