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Fire damages second rink at Lexington Ice Center

Published: Jul. 19, 2021 at 7:48 PM EDT
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - The Lexington Fire Department is on scene of a large structure fire Monday evening.

The fire is at the 500 block of Eureka Springs Drive. According to David Christopher, one of the co-owners, the second ice rink at the Lexington Ice Center was heavily damaged.

Firefighters spent hours checking for hot spots to make sure the fire was completely out.

Christopher said hockey teams and figure skaters primarily use the damaged rink. He said they’ll have to rebuild it.

Until then, the owners said they’ll find times for the young athletes to practice on the main rink.

Christopher told WKYT’s Grason Passmore that he’s thankful the fire didn’t spread to the main building.

“The community uses it. It’s been a community for so many years, over 30 years. Many kids have gone through, and then their kids,” said Christopher. ”For us, it’s something we’ve dealt with before and God saw us through all of those things. But not a fire.”

Christopher said they had to rebuild after a storm in the late 80s and they plan to start that work as soon as they can.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, but we’re told by the fire department that no civilians inside or in the area were hurt.

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