The amusement arcade at Hermanus holiday park in Norfolk has been “totally destroyed” by a fire, which ripped through the Winterton venue’s entertainment complex last week.
Eight fire engines and three ambulances were called to the scene at lunchtime on 3 August, with crews using water from the park’s swimming pool to extinguish the flames.
“Hermanus manager Jamie Denton said the blaze was “devastating” but hailed the many messages of support from the local community as well as the swift efforts of fire crews,” reported the East Anglian Daily Press.
“He said the priority was to make the area safe, but that all three bars had been affected by the smoke and were closed.”
Though nobody was injured in the incident, which fire crews estimate began accidentally, three members of staff were taken to hospital as a precaution.
Power was restored to all holiday cottages in the early hours of 4 August, after the fire destroyed the main cable, however phone lines remained down, forcing reception staff to manage bookings “from a picnic table in the grounds.”
“There is quite a lot that has got to be done,” said Denton. “The main thing is to thank everyone for their kind comments and the fire brigade for their brilliant work.”