Icescape fire has caused ‘significant damage’

PUBLISHED: 19:27 23 November 2018 | UPDATED: 19:41 23 November 2018

Flames could be seen coming from the Tropicana. Picture: Eddie Bugler.

Flames could be seen coming from the Tropicana. Picture: Eddie Bugler.

Eddie Bugler

‘Significant damage’ has been caused by a fire at Icescape tonight (Friday), the fire service has said.

Emergency services were called at 5pm after a fire broke out - reportedly at the attraction’s kitchen.

MORE: Fire breaks out at Tropicana.

Flames were clearly visible from outside the Tropicana. Picture: Andy Sims.Flames were clearly visible from outside the Tropicana. Picture: Andy Sims.

The ice skating rink is at the Tropicana in Weston-super-Mare.

A fire service spokesman said: “The fire started just after 5pm.

“It was a significant fire so called for six fire engines and a turntable ladder.

“About 100 people were in there at the time and were safely evacuated.

“The cause of the fire is under investigation.

“It’s a temporary structure so it caught fire quite rapidly and caused significant damage.

“The fire was brought under control after 15-20 minutes.”

The Tropicana is owned by North Somerset Council and Cllr Elfan Ap Rees said the main building is ‘OK’.

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