Power outage hits Las Vegas’ MGM Grand on 40th anniversary of deadly fire

November 22, 2020 

Power went out in a section of Las Vegas that includes the MGM Grand hotel, according to a report.

Video posted to Twitter by Christine Maddela, a local reporter, showed the darkened hotel lobby at around 3 p.m.

“Emergency Response Team members at MGM Grand say an engineer was working on a generator when it malfunctioned/exploded. They say the engineer was hurt and is heading to the hospital,” Maddela tweeted.

The outage came on the 40th anniversary of a massive fire at the MGM Grand that killed 85 people. The current hotel is in a different location.

Another Twitter user posted that the juice had come back by 4 p.m.

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