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Firefighters respond to the scene of a fire at the Bellagio hotel and casino along the Las Vegas Strip, Thursday, April 13, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

A huge fire on the rooftop of the famed Bellagio Casino shut down the Las Vegas Strip


It was the "fire show" no one saw coming.

More than 70 firefighters responded to a fire that broke out on the roof of the Bellagio Resort & Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip, Thursday night.

Clark County Deputy Fire Chief Roy Session told reporters the flames were some 30 - 40 feet above hotel retail shops.

No injuries were reported. No guests were affected, and no evacuations were needed, Session said. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Footage captured by Twitter user @BrianBlogs134 shows firefighters on the scene.

Assistant Fire Chief Larry D. Haydu said in the statement that the location of the fire and high wind gusts made access difficult but it was knocked down in under an hour.

The initial call was received at 10:46 PM local time, the CCFD said, and the first units arrived on the scene within five minutes.

The hotel, which has nearly 4,000 rooms, is one of the largest in the world.

A closer look at the fire.

Some made it a point to note the timing of the fire with the release of Kendrick's new album.

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