Firefighters called to fire at amusement arcade

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.

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5:09pm Wed 20 Feb 13

irememberwhen says...

I hope Baz Rabbit got out OK?!

I heard people were trapped inside the crooked house & the fire may have been caused by the volcano in the ballpool!
I hope Baz Rabbit got out OK?! I heard people were trapped inside the crooked house & the fire may have been caused by the volcano in the ballpool! irememberwhen

5:16pm Wed 20 Feb 13

peanuts68 says...

always some thing happening in clacton its normal
always some thing happening in clacton its normal peanuts68

11:47pm Wed 20 Feb 13

PROOFREADER says...

Crews used breathing apparatus and one hose reel to extinguish the fire? Very clever those firemen, what did they do beat out the flames with them? It should read crews wearing breathing apparatus used one water jet to extinguish the blaze.
Crews used breathing apparatus and one hose reel to extinguish the fire? Very clever those firemen, what did they do beat out the flames with them? It should read crews wearing breathing apparatus used one water jet to extinguish the blaze. PROOFREADER

8:35am Thu 21 Feb 13

Justice79 says...

PROOFREADER wrote:
Crews used breathing apparatus and one hose reel to extinguish the fire? Very clever those firemen, what did they do beat out the flames with them? It should read crews wearing breathing apparatus used one water jet to extinguish the blaze.
And what was used to deliver this jet of water to the source of the fire? honestly have you really nothing better to do than constantly post pedantic and often incorrect nonsense.
[quote][p][bold]PROOFREADER[/bold] wrote: Crews used breathing apparatus and one hose reel to extinguish the fire? Very clever those firemen, what did they do beat out the flames with them? It should read crews wearing breathing apparatus used one water jet to extinguish the blaze.[/p][/quote]And what was used to deliver this jet of water to the source of the fire? honestly have you really nothing better to do than constantly post pedantic and often incorrect nonsense. Justice79

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