Part of Las Vegas Boulevard was temporarily shut down while Clark County firefighters battled a fire on the roof of Bellagio late Thursday into Friday morning. [Las Vegas Review Journal]
The roof of a few Bellagio retail shops on the north side of the famed fountain caught fire and burned for under a half hour, prompting a large fire department and police response.
Nobody was injured, no rooms at the hotel-casino, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. South, were affected and no mass evacuations were necessary, Clark County Fire Department Deputy Chief Roy Session said.
Crews were first called about 10:45 p.m., and units arrived at 10:50 p.m. The fire was knocked down about 11:10 p.m. Session credited the training of the firefighters for being able to quickly access the roof.
“Our guys who work this area of town knew this hotel like the back of their hands,” Session said.