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Electrical fire on top of MSG Sphere extinguished

Updated August 16, 2022 - 4:29 pm

An electrical fire was extinguished from the top of the under-construction MSG Sphere Tuesday afternoon.

At around 2 p.m., a police helicopter saw a smoldering fire on top of the of the sphere at 255 Sands Ave. Personnel on site initially were unaware of the fire, according to Clark County Deputy Fire Chief Warren Whitney.

“It was found to be an electrical fire. The power was isolated in that area and the fire was extinguished,” Whitney said.

The cause of the fire and extent of damage were unknown.

“Earlier today, there was a small electrical fire at the MSG Sphere construction site that was promptly extinguished. There were no injuries, and work resumed shortly after the situation was assessed and cleared,” MSG Entertainment said in a statement. “We are grateful for the support we received from the CCFD and LVMPD.”

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