CLACTON’S popular Magic City amusement arcade will reopen tomorrow morning following a fire this afternoon.

Four fire crews were called to the arcade, in Pier Avenue, shortly before 4pm today.

A small fire is thought to have started in a void between floors following an electrical fault.

Crews used breathing apparatus and one hose reel to extinguish the fire.

Owner Billy Peak said: “We will be open in the morning. We think it was an electrical fault.

“The fire brigade got here very quickly and identified where the fire was.
“One small area will be condoned off.”

Mr Peak said a number of arcade customers were evacuated after fire alarms went off.