The world-famous Bellagio Lodge went up in flames on Thursday evening shutting down the Las Vegas strip.
A part of the roof of the resort, which served because the setting for the 2001 movie Ocean’s Eleven, was ablaze on the four,000-room resort, one of many largest on the planet.
The fireplace was reported at 10.46 pm final evening and a few 77 firefighters battled to extinguish the blaze by 11.09 pm.
The Vegas Strip was closed to visitors as firefighters tackled the blaze, in accordance with ABC7.
There have been no experiences of any accidents and the trigger is being investigated.
A shocked bystander filmed the blaze as crowds gathered on the resort, which is known for its massive dancing water fountain synchronized to music.
‘Firefighting efforts had been extraordinarily tough as a result of location of the hearth and entry to the situation,’ assistant chief Larry Haydu of the CCFD mentioned.
Simply final month a gunman opened hearth throughout an armed theft on the identical resort, prompting terrified vacationers to hunt shelter amid a chaotic scene.
The world-famous Bellagio Lodge went up in flames on Thursday evening shutting down the Las Vegas strip
A part of the roof of the resort was ablaze within the four,000 room resort, one of many largest on the planet
At the very least three folks entered a high-end retailer contained in the resort early within the morning, together with one who fired gunshots, police mentioned.
Witnesses and pictures counsel the armed housebreaking came about on the Bellagio’s Rolex retailer, and present an individual in a pig masks with a gun in hand.
One girl who was on the resort when the theft unfolded described the environment as one among ‘mass panic’.
‘Firefighting efforts had been extraordinarily tough as a result of location of the hearth and entry to the situation,’ assistant chief Larry Haydu of the CCFD mentioned
Bystanders who witnessed the blase final evening posted on social media. Skilled poker participant Todd Brunson mentioned: ‘Enjoying at Bellagio. The constructing is on hearth’
‘Everybody operating. I am at the moment ducked on the ground underneath a desk,’ she wrote.
In December final yr hearth on the close by Rio Lodge sparked an enormous energy outage and plunged the town into darkness.
On the resort, 400 rooms had been evacuated, and friends needed to be accommodated elsewhere simply two days earlier than New Yr’s Eve.
Firefighters had been known as simply earlier than four.30pm to search out mild smoke coming from a service elevator on the 27th flooring, in addition to smoke on flooring 27, 28 and 29.
Simply final month a gunman opened hearth throughout an armed theft at iconic resort, prompting terrified vacationers to hunt shelter amid a chaotic scene
HISTORY OF THE $1BILLION HOTEL
The Bellagio Lodge, opened in 1998, was constructed on the location of the previous Dunes Lodge for a reported $1.6 billion.
It’s owned and operated by MGM Resorts Worldwide and was impressed by the Italian city of Bellagio.
The resort, well-known for its water fountains, served because the central setting for the 2001 movie Ocean’s Eleven.
Within the movie’s second sequel, Ocean’s 13, two of the characters stand in entrance of Bellagio.