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Rooftop fire at the Bellagio closes Las Vegas Strip

A rooftop fire at the Bellagio hotel on the Las Vegas Strip on Thursday night forced the temporary closure of the boulevard but resulted in no injuries, officials said.

The fire was reported at 10:46 p.m., and firefighters arrived on the scene four minutes later, Clark County officials said in a statement. It described the firefighting efforts as “extremely difficult” because of the location.

The fire was knocked down at 11:09 p.m. A total of 10 engines and 77 personnel took part, according to Larry D. Haydu, Clark County Fire Department assistant fire chief.

The Bellagio was the scene of a smash-and-grab burglary March 25 in which a man 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.


The Associated Press contributed to this report.



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