Las Vegas Strip Shut Down As Fire Breaks Out At Famous Bellagio Hotel
The Bellagio is one of the more famous landing spots in Sin City.
It's regular water fountain displays attract millions of tourists a year and has featured in films such as Ocean's Eleven.
It's one of the largest hotels in the world, boasting an impressive four thousand rooms.
While people visiting the city usually expect to see the dazzling water displays, they weren't banking on a fire show as well.
Emergency crews rushed to the site after a fire took hold on the south side of the hotel's lake on Thursday evening.
As a precaution, a section of the infamous Las Vegas strip was shut down.
The Las Vegas Review Journal reports that 77 emergency personnel responded to the fire with 10 fire engines, six rescue vehicles and two air resources on hand.
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BREAKING NEWS - Fire has broken out at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas pic.twitter.com/67IPavisiA
- GD travel tips (@GDTraveltips) April 14, 2017
A fire destroyed part of the roof at the #Bellagio hotel and casino in #LasVegas: https://t.co/55KNQlloXb. pic.twitter.com/y2d73GPEzL
- ABC7 News (@abc7newsbayarea) April 14, 2017
Despite the chaos erupting, people managed to find the funny side on Twitter:
Shouldn't have been listening to Kendricks album indoors #bellagio pic.twitter.com/SC39aO0cvy
- T_Boat:sailboat::copyright: (@_Thomas02) April 14, 2017
It's kinda weird to watch the Bellagio on fire on TV while playing at Bellagio.
- Mark Gregorich (@markgregorich) April 14, 2017
Firefighters have now put out the blaze and an investigation will take place to see what sparked it.
It hasn't been a good year for the Bellagio. A few weeks ago, the 4,000 room hotel hit the headlines when guests hid under tables as shooting erupted.
A man was arrested after he tried to rob a Rolex store inside the complex.
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Topics: Las Vegas