It was supposed to be a magical time for a Las Vegas vacationer on Thursday.
But instead, the Rivier Islands resort and casino is being closed.
The Riviera Islands Resort & Casino has been shut down for maintenance for several days after a fire damaged a water tower, causing an inferno that swept through the casino, officials said Friday.
No one was injured in the fire, which was reported at about 11:40 a.m. at the main resort entrance at the Hilton Garden Inn on the resort’s main floor.
A total of 13 firefighters responded to the scene, said Jennifer Seltzer, a spokeswoman for the Riviers County Fire Department.
The fire was reported near the water tower at the front of the hotel.
The building was evacuated and residents were asked to stay away from it, she said.
The resort reopened at 6 p.m., but guests who were allowed to return to the hotel were allowed only for the night, she added.
A spokeswoman for The Villas at The Riviera said the resort had been closed since Nov. 30 because of “a structural issue at the building.”
The hotel has more than 2,000 rooms, including three restaurants, according to the Villas website.