Fire Damages Bellagio on Vegas Strip
No injuries were reported
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 14, 2017 11:32 AM CDT
Firefighters inspect damage at the Bellagio hotel and casino along the Las Vegas Strip Thursday.   (John Locher)
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(Newser) – A fire official says a Thursday night blaze damaged decorative facing on the roof of the Bellagio resort on the Las Vegas Strip, the AP reports. Assistant Clark County Fire Chief Larry Haydu said Friday that no one was injured in the fire about 11pm Thursday. He says damage was limited to the roof of the Via Bellagio annex. A cause wasn't immediately known. Hotel spokesperson Yvette Monet says the retail area was evacuated, but operations weren't interrupted at the posh casino and hotel with nearly 4,000 rooms.

Gusty winds made fighting the fire difficult for the more than 70 firefighters who responded, and the Review-Journal reports that part of Las Vegas Boulevard was shut down temporarily. (Bystanders captured the scene in videos like this one.) Haydu says crews had trouble reaching the rooftop adjacent to the iconic dancing fountains near the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road. The retail area has high-end stores like Tiffany & Co. and Chanel, and celebrity restaurants line the fountain lake.

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