Fire Breaks Out On Roof Of Bellagio Hotel In Las Vegas

UPDATED | April 14, 2017 2:10 PM

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LAS VEGAS (AP/CBSDFW.COM) — More than 70 firefighters responded to a fire that broke out on the roof of the Bellagio Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip late Thursday.

A Clark County Fire Department spokesman released a statement saying firefighters responded to a report of a fire on the roof of the building on the south side of the lake.

The part of the building where the fire happened was not in the hotel or casino area, but in a section on the building containing several luxury shops.

A hotel official says shops and restaurants have reopened.

MGM Resorts International spokeswoman Yvette Monet said Friday that damage was mostly above a Starbucks at the Via Bellagio shops and is still being assessed.

Assistant Clark County Fire Chief Larry Haydu said Friday that no one was injured.

He says the cause wasn’t immediately known.

Monet says employees evacuated from stores like Tiffany & Co. and Chanel, but operations weren’t interrupted at the casino and the 36-story hotel.

Gusty winds fanned flames, and Haydu says crews had trouble getting access to the rooftop next to the iconic dancing fountains.

Assistant Fire Chief Larry D. Haydu said in a statement that the location of the fire made access difficult, due to the artificial lake and surrounding buildings, but it was knocked down in under an hour.

Part of the intersection at Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road remained closed early Friday.

No injuries were reported.

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