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Bellagio power outage caused by water leak near electrical equipment

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A patron snapped an image of the outage at the Bellagio buffet on March 29, 2018. (SuisunDan/Twitter) A patron snapped an image of the outage at the Bellagio buffet on March 29, 2018. (SuisunDan/Twitter)
Eric Dolezar captured the outage at the Bellagio on March 29, 2018. (Eric Dolezar/Twitter) Eric Dolezar captured the outage at the Bellagio on March 29, 2018. (Eric Dolezar/Twitter)
(Eric Dolezar/Twitter) (Eric Dolezar/Twitter)
Eric Dolezar captured his elevator ride during the outage on March 29, 2018. (Eric Dolezar/ Twitter) Eric Dolezar captured his elevator ride during the outage on March 29, 2018. (Eric Dolezar/ Twitter)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

Crews worked for several hours to restore power at the Bellagio resort and casino Thursday. 

Clark County Fire Department officials originally responded to reports of a fire at 11:02 a.m. On arrival, crews did not find a fire but instead located a water leak that affected an electrical panel and caused plumes of smoke which activated the fire alarm resulting in the power outage, according to a release.

It was a partial power outage, according to MGM representative Mary Hynes. Some of the elevators in the property were experiencing issues as a result of the outage but were since deemed fully operational, Hynes said.

Hynes said the outage did not affect any guests' rooms. Some disputed that statement.

Hynes confirmed that the outage affected areas of the race and sports book, the Cirque Du Soleil theater and the buffet. By 3 p.m. Hynes said there was still a partial outage. Visitors took photos of malfunctioning slot machines and ATM machines.

"The hallway is dark but they have flashlights set up on the floor," guest Perry Trinh said. "I was in the bathroom but I had my phone. I used it as my flashlight."

The resort tweeted, "we are aware of the limited power surge some guests are experiencing around the resort. The problem has been identified, isolated and we are working to restore full operations."

One guest at the property snapped a picture of guests dining at the darkened buffet. Another patron, Eric Dolezar, shared pictures of a dark hallway and elevator ride during the power outage. 

Traffic lights outside near the Bellagio Fountains were not cycling properly. It's unclear if the issue contributed to a crash on Las Vegas Boulevard. A woman got out of her car to yell at the man she crashed with. When paramedics arrived, she agreed to be transported on a stretcher in an ambulance.

Power was fully restored to the hotel and casino around 4:55 p.m., according to Hynes.

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