Monday, June 18, 2007

Gate crashes

Sheffield nightclub Gatecrasher has collapsed after a massive fire. A massive, massive one:

One onlooker told BBC Radio Sheffield: "It is a shame - it was one of the best clubs in Sheffield."

Smoke from the blaze could earlier be seen for miles across the city.

Eyewitnesses said plumes of smoke gradually spread across the city centre and turned from a dark grey colour to thick white to yellow cloud.

Sheffield city centre resident Kirsten Law said: "I was on the phone when I first noticed it and thought the whole development was on fire.

"I've had to go around closing all the windows because the smell of the smoke's so strong and have been watching the charred bits fly past the window, and I'm on the other side of town from Gatecrasher."

Mark UK has photos of the club in flames (well, smoke) on Flickr; as does RXSPN and there's also this one, from Alleroo, which captures a spooky juxtaposition.


3 comments:

karlt said...

Eye witnesses reported "to mass fires, yes! One hundred stories high".

Sorry.

Anonymous said...

I wonder whatever happoened to that nice Johnny Carson?

James said...

To recycle an old Kevin Greening joke: The cost of putting out the blaze has been estimated at around four million pounds. That's based on the water costing five pounds per bottle.

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