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Video: The Roof Was Literally On Fire At The Bellagio

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A portion of the roof at Las Vegas' Bellagio casino erupted in flames on Thursday night, resulting in a temporary closure of a section of the Vegas Strip, reports the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

The blaze took place at a retail section that lies north of the popular fountain attraction at the casino. The fire burned for under a half hour. No injuries were reported. The hotel sections of the Bellagio were not affected, and a mass evacuation was not ordered, according to the Clark County Fire Department.

As reported by CBS 8 Las Vegas Now, the Clark County Fire Department believes the fire may have started in the area's decorative styrofoam. They added that strong winds had helped the fire spread quickly.

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MGM Resorts (which owns the Bellagio) issued a statement saying that the fire was first reported around 11 p.m., and that "[all] Bellagio resort operations are open today."

Here's some footage shot by bystanders (who were possibly hoping to catch the water show at the fountain, but were instead treated to a conflagration):

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