According to eyewitnesses we didn’t talk to, flames were burning in a lounge on the 8th floor of the casino’s Great Cedar Hotel and was still burning as late as 1:15 pm. The top three floors of the hotel were evacuated at first, followed by the entire building and adjacent casino.
A total of 16 fire companies responded to the fire.
The Foxwoods Casino is the largest casino in the world and has the second largest poker room, just behind the Commerce Casino in Los Angeles. It hosts two
In related news, the MGM-owned Monte Carlo is still closed after last week’s fire and it is not clear when it will be allowed to reopen.
In other exciting breaking news, one of us ate shrimp quesadillas for lunch. They were delish.