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.
— 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/