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.
Power outage at MGM Grand, emergency lights are on, retail stores are closing, elevators not working at the moment pic.twitter.com/mhZvrTMogM
— Christine Maddela (@christnemaddela) November 21, 2020
The outage came on the 40th anniversary of a massive fire at the MGM Grand that killed 85 people.
Another Twitter user posted that the juice had come back by 4 p.m.
Power outage hits Las Vegas’ MGM Grand on 40th anniversary of deadly fire The British Journal Editors and Wire Services/ New York Post.