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The Latest: Shops reopen after fire at Bellagio retail annex

Associated Press logo Associated Press 4/14/2017
A firefighter walks onto the roof near the area 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) © The Associated Press A firefighter walks onto the roof near the area 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)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on a fire that damaged the roof of a shopping annex at the Bellagio resort on the Las Vegas Strip (all times local):

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) © The Associated Press 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)

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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) © The Associated Press 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 hotel official says shops and restaurants have reopened at a Bellagio resort retail annex while authorities assess damage from a Thursday night fire on the roof.

Firefighters inspect fire damage at the Bellagio hotel and casino along the Las Vegas Strip, Thursday, April 13, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher) © The Associated Press Firefighters inspect fire damage at the Bellagio hotel and casino along the Las Vegas Strip, Thursday, April 13, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

MGM Resorts International spokeswoman Yvette Monet (moh-NAY') said Friday that damage was mostly above a Starbucks at the Via Bellagio shops and is still being assessed.

Assistant Clark County Fire Chief Larry Haydu said Friday that no one was injured in the spectacular fire about 11 p.m. Thursday.

He says the cause wasn't immediately known.

Monet says employees evacuated from stores like Tiffany & Co. and Chanel, but operations weren't interrupted at the casino and the 36-story hotel.

Gusty winds fanned flames, and Haydu says crews had trouble getting access to the rooftop next to the iconic dancing fountains.

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7:55 a.m.

A fire official says a late Thursday blaze damaged decorative facing on the roof of a shopping and restaurant annex at the Bellagio resort on the Las Vegas Strip.

Assistant Clark County Fire Chief Larry Haydu said Friday that no one was injured in the spectacular fire about 11 p.m. Thursday.

He says damage was limited to the roof of the Via Bellagio annex. A cause wasn't immediately known.

Hotel spokeswoman Yvette Monet (moh-NAY') says the retail area was evacuated, but operations weren't interrupted at the posh casino and hotel with nearly 4,000 rooms.

Gusty winds made fighting the fire difficult. Haydu says crews had trouble reaching the rooftop adjacent to the iconic dancing fountains near the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road.

The retail area has high-end stores like Tiffany & Co. and Chanel, and celebrity restaurants line the fountain lake.

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1:15 a.m.

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

A Clark County Fire Department spokesman released a statement saying firefighters responded to a report of a fire on the roof of the building on the south side of the lake.

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

Part of Las Vegas Boulevard remained closed early Friday.

No injuries were reported.

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