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Smoke briefly billows from fire near Bellagio

Updated June 17, 2020 - 6:12 pm

Bushes and trees near the back of the Bellagio were burning on Saturday afternoon, briefly sending smoke billowing across Interstate 15.

The flames were seen at about 1:20 p.m. near what appeared to be the employee entrance to the casino in the central Las Vegas Valley. By about 1:40 p.m., the smoke had mostly disappeared after fire trucks were seen spraying the fire with water.

The Clark County Fire Department did not immediately respond to request for comment Saturday. It was not immediately clear what started the fire.

The flames appeared to only affect the plants in the area.

Contact Katelyn Newberg at knewberg@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0240. Follow @k_newberg on Twitter.

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