News Trampoline park owners have vowed to bounce straight back
OWNERS of the blaze-hit trampoline park in Bedworth have vowed to reopen in six months’ time.
Just hours after the devastating fire, Red Kangaroo has pledged to re-open the popular play venue early next year.
A Red Kangaroo spokesperson vowed: “We will return and reopen but unfortunately at this point this is likely to be at least six months time.”
Praise has also been heaped on Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service for their efforts in trying to save the building.
“The support received from the emergency services and the local community has been fantastic and we are very thankful for the actions and goodwill already received,” the spokesperson said.
And they added: “Unfortunately, due to an extensive fire in our Coventry branch in the early hours of Thursday, the Park is now closed. No one was in the building at the time of the fire and the Emergency Services were on the scene promptly having been contacted by our security company. They have done a fantastic job at bringing the fire under control and a full investigation will take place with regards to the cause. All customers with future bookings will be contacted via email today regarding their bookings and refunds.
“We will return and reopen but unfortunately at this point this is likely to be at least six months time.
“All future bookings will be refunded with your booking reference, date and time of booking plus the name as it appears on the card used for payment and the last 4 digits of the long card number that was used on the original booking.
“We apologise for the inconvenience caused to those with bookings but we will try to be back in business as soon as possible.”
Around 70 firefighters from across Coventry and Warwickshire battled the fire which was well under way when crews arrived at the scene on School Lane in Exhall just after 2am.
By dawn the fire was out, revealing the interior had been completely gutted. Crew Commander Mullins said: “West Midlands Fire sent a couple of engines to the scene to support Warwickshire.
“One engine from Coventry and one from Foleshill were sent during the early stages of the fire.
“We also sent one hydraulic platform.
“Crews came back to the station around 6am, nearly three hours after it started.
“We went when they asked for more resources.”
Neil McElvenny, group commander at the scene, said: “We lost the whole back of the building and 100 per cent of the play area to fire but we managed to save the reception area and the briefing room.”
At the height of the blaze there were 70 firefighters in ten engines and three aerial appliances. Engines from Nuneaton, Bedworth, Foleshill, Coventry, Leamington, Coleshill, Polesworth and Atherstone.