Fire shuts climb­ing cen­tre for weeks

The Oban Times - - News -

AN AC­TIV­ITY cen­tre is ex­pected to be shut for more than a month fol­low­ing a fire that has left tens of thou­sands of pounds worth of dam­age.

The blaze broke out at Ice Fac­tor climb­ing cen­tre last Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon and it is thought the dam­age will cost the cen­tre more than £60,000.

Fire­fight­ers have de­ter­mined that the fire had started ac­ci­den­tally in the sauna room of the climb­ing cen­tre.

The £4.3mil­lion cen­tre is the big­gest in­door fa­cil­ity in the world.

So far, work to be done in­cludes the re­struc­ture of 125 routes, re­place­ment of the sauna area and re­set­ting of 9,000 climb­ing holes.

A spokesman for the cen­tre in Kin­lochleven said: ‘The fa­cil­ity will be closed for at least a month. For­tu­nately the fire was con­tained to one area, but the smoke has caused an enor­mous amount more it­self.BLAZE:dam­ageth­anthe­fire ’

fire­fight­ers out­side the in­door climb­ing cen­tre last week

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