The famous Bellagio Hotel and Casino rooftop caught fire Thursday evening prompting a temporary shutdown of the Las Vegas Strip.
Officials report there were no injuries.
The Los Angeles Times reports the blaze was reported at 10:46 p.m., with first responders arriving on the scene four minutes later, Clark County officials said in a statement. Officials said it was a challenge to knock the fire down because of its location.
“Firefighting efforts were extremely difficult due to the location of the fire and access to the location,” Clark County Fire Department assistant fire chief Larry Haydu told ABC News.
The fire was knocked down at 11:09 p.m. A total of 10 engines and 77 personnel took part, Haydu said.
Social media postings show tourists and bystanders outside the Bellagio’s famous fountain watching the water show with alarms blaring in the background.
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— Sean Kim (@SeanNKim) April 14, 2017
The Los Angeles Times reports the casino was the scene of a smash-and-grab burglary March 25 in which a thief in a pig mask broke into the hotel’s Tesorini jewelry store.
A preliminary hearing for the 20-year-old suspect is set for May 2.
Bellagio is a resort, luxury hotel and casino on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. It is owned and operated by MGM Resorts International and was built on the site of the demolished Dunes hotel and casino.
Inspired by the Lake Como town of Bellagio in Italy, Bellagio is famed for its elegance. One of its most notable features is an 8-acre lake between the building and the Las Vegas Strip, which houses the Fountains of Bellagio, a large dancing water fountain synchronized to music.
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