More than 70 firefighters battle blaze at Las Vegas Bellagio hotel


Investigators with the Clark County Fire Department are working to determine the cause of the fire that broke out on the Bellagio Hotel’s roof Thursday night.

The focus of the investigation is now concentrated in the electrical and lighting system on the outside of the building, according to a CCFD statement released Friday afternoon.

Firefighters estimate the cost of the damage is between $400,000 and $450,000. 

The initial call came in shortly after 10 p.m. when the alarm system inside the fire control room went off inside the hotel. Due to how quickly the fire was burning, a second alarm was called in.

Fire officials say 12 firefighters battled the blaze on the roof and were able to contain it in a little more than an hour.

As crews battled the blaze, Flamingo Road at Las Vegas Boulevard was shut down in both directions.

Clark County Fire says the fire may have started in the decorative styrofoam. The damage is about 30 to 40 feet above the retail shops which were closed at the time of the fire.

No injuries were reported and no guests were affected.

MGM Resorts issued the following statement Friday morning:

At approximately 11 p.m. Thursday night, a fire was reported on Bellagio’s roof, above the Retail Esplanade escalators on the northeast corner of the property. The Clark County Fire Department responded quickly and the fire was immediately controlled and extinguished. As a safety precaution, guests were asked to leave the affected area. There were no reported injuries. All Bellagio resort operations are open today.

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