Shops reopen after fire at Bellagio retail annex

Posted April 15, 2017

The fire was right behind the Bellagio's famed fountains, which kept running the whole time.

Traffic on the Strip began to improve after firefighters were able to control the blaze.

Fire damages Bellagio Hotel in.

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No one was injured, and damage was limited to the roof of the Via Bellagio shops.

The fire was contained to the exterior roof of a high-end retail section of the building.

Investigators found an improper type of resin had been used in two decorative elements near the top of the 32-story hotel, which caused the fire to spread faster than expected along the roof and facade. A cause wasn't immediately known. They added that strong winds had helped the fire spread quickly.

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The hotel has almost 4,000 rooms, making it one of the biggest in the world, and its fountain - a huge display which changes in time to music - is a tourist favourite. Haydu says crews had trouble reaching the rooftop adjacent to the iconic dancing fountains near the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road.

Parts of the Las Vegas strip were shut down Thursday evening, April 13th due to a fire at a popular hotel-casino. The fire was located on the roof of a building on the north side of the lake.

No injuries were reported and it was not necessary to evacuate the hotel.

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