Fire causes ‘minor’ damage at a Lexington ice skating rink, officials say

Herald-Leader
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A Lexington ice skating business suffered minor damage due to a structure fire Saturday night, just several months after a much larger fire caused significant damage to one of the businesses’ skating rinks.

A small fire started at the Lexington Ice Center on Eureka Springs Drive just after 9:15 p.m. Saturday, according to the Lexington Fire Department. The fire caused the sprinkler system to activate and the inside of the building was evacuated, according to Major Jessica Bowman from the Lexington Fire Department.

“One person was treated on scene for a minor injury” but no one needed to be taken to the hospital, Bowman said. Firefighters extinguished the fire quickly.

Investigators were still working Sunday to determine what caused the fire, Bowman said.

The previous fire, which happened in July, did significant damage to the second rink at the ice center. The second rink was used for several ice hockey competitions, and gear and other items for the youth hockey program were lost in the blaze.

The two-alarm fire prompted a response from 60 fire department personnel, fire department officials said at the time. It took nearly an hour-and-a-half for firefighters to extinguish that fire because it built up before crews were dispatched. No civilians were injured in the July fire but one firefighter had to be treated for heat exhaustion.

The main rink wasn’t damaged in the July fire. The owners said at the time they would rebuild the damaged portion of the facility.

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