On Thursday night, a fire was reported at the famous Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. Residents and tour watching the fire from far away first thought it was part of a show by the hotel. But they quickly found out it wasn’t when the Clark County Fire Department showed up to control the fire, which was on the roof of a building on the north side.
The fire department arrived to the area at 10:50 p.m. after receiving a call four minutes earlier. The fire was controlled less than 20 minutes later but a fire department official has confirmed that it wasn’t easy to control the fire on the roof. More than 70 firefighters responded to the fire but they say the location and access made it extremely difficult.
The fire at the Bellagio Hotel on Thursday night led to the temporary closure of the boulevard. Videos and images posted on social media from those who were nearby show part of the roof on fire.
There were no reported injuries and authorities are currently investigating the cause of the fire. A fire department confirmed three hours ago that the cause of the fire had yet to be determined. But the fire department has looked at the damage left by the fire and they have an estimate on what the cost could be. They estimate damage between $400,000 and $500,000.
The boulevard was closed temporarily while firefighters worked on controlling the fire and MGM Resorts Twitter account said that all Bellagio resorts operations are open today. In their Twitter post, they also mention that at around 11 p.m. a fire was reported on the roof, above the Retail Esplanade escalators. The post also mentions that the Clark Country Fire Department responded quickly and extinguished the fire.
The fire remains under investigation but authorities are currently focusing on the lighting and electrical systems.