Caesars Arcade in Hemsby back open day after electrical fire at premises

Damage caused by the fire at Caesars arcade in Hemsby. Photo: Submitted.

Damage caused by the fire at Caesars arcade in Hemsby. Photo: Submitted. - Credit: Archant

A amusement arcade was able to make the most of a busy bank holiday afternoon a day after a fire at its premises.

Damage caused by the fire at Caesars arcade in Hemsby. Photo: Submitted.

Damage caused by the fire at Caesars arcade in Hemsby. Photo: Submitted. - Credit: Archant

The popular Caesars Arcade in Beach Road, Hemsby, reopened on Monday after an electrical fire the day before.

The fire broke out just before 2pm during a busy bank holiday afternoon, while the building was full of customers.

Staff evacuated the building and tackled the blaze, believed to have started in a light fitting, with fire extinguishers before the arrival of the fire brigade.

A witness described seeing Caesars arcade on Beach Road fill-up with “black smoke” shortly before 2p

A witness described seeing Caesars arcade on Beach Road fill-up with black smoke shortly before 2pm today. Photo: James Flynn - Credit: Archant

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Great Yarmouth fire station manager Simon Mason who attended the emergency, said he believed if it was not for the quick actions of the arcade staff, the fire could have been much worse.

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Around 20 firefighters from Great Yarmouth and Stalham fire stations attended the blaze, including one crew from Stalham and the aerial ladder platform from Yarmouth.

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