Crews knock down large flames at Bellagio on Las Vegas Strip

A fire broke out at a famous hotel on the Las Vegas Strip Thursday night.

Firefighters were able to known down the fire in less than 30 minutes. The blaze was kept under control by the Clark County Fire Department, although they said it was hard to gain access to the top of the building.

It described firefighting efforts as "extremely difficult" because of the location.

Meanwhile, the Las Vegas Boulevard has been closed down as a result of the fire. A second fire was called as a precaution.

Ten engines, four truck companies, six rescues, four battalion chiefs, one deputy chief and two air rescue units, totalling 77 personnel responded, reports Fox5. Emergency crews say the fire was reported just before 11pm. There were no immediate reports of injuries.

The Bellagio resort had made news on March 25, when a gang of armed robbers including a man in a pig mask opened fire inside the hotel. Officials are still investigating how exactly the fire started.

  • Joanne Flowers