The blaze that engulfed the roof of a building at the south side of the Bellagio hotel’s lake was reported at approximately 10:46pm, according to local news agencies in Las Vegas early Friday. Firefighters battled the blaze and traffic was shut down near the casino on the Las Vegas Strip. By 11:09 on Thursday, the firefighters reportedly had the fire extinguished.
According to local news agencies, there were no immediate reports of injuries. The cause of the fire is being investigated.
Built on the site of the demolished Dunes hotel and casino, the inspiration for the Bellagio came from the Lake Como town of Bellagio in Italy. Renowned for its elegance, one of its most notable features is an eight-acre lake, which is situated between the building and the Strip. The Fountains of Bellagio are housed at the Bellagio Lake, where more than a thousand fountains synchronized to music and light dance in front of the hotel.
The hotel at the Bellagio is arranged over 36 floors and features 3,933 rooms, more than 21 restaurants and bar/lounge/nightclubs, pools and cabanas, the 55,000-square-foot Spa Bellagio and much more. Bellagio is also home to Cirque du Soleil’s aquatic production “O”. The Bellagio’s 155,000 square feet of gaming features 136 table games, including a high limit lounge; a 7,000 square feet, 40-table poker room with two high-limit areas; over 2,300 reel, video reel and video poker games; a 5,600 square-foot race & sports book and more.