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Horror as children's ice playground goes up in flames in Irkutsk

By The Siberian Times reporter
25 February 2019

Parents run to safety with children in their arms after wooden constructions ‘flash like gun powder’.

Lucky escape as no-one was injuired at the ice playground inferno in Irkutsk. Picture: Ministry of Emergency Irkutsk

A popular ice and snow playground in Irkutsk called  ‘The Crystal Fairytale’ on the right bank of Angara River was full of families with small children early on Sunday evening when a short circuit at a cafe caused the inferno. 

There were 15 visitors and staff inside when the blaze erupted in a temperature of -2C.

They called emergency services and ran out, screaming to other visitors to evacuate as the fire spread fast from the wooden building of the cafe onto the wooden constructions of the playground.

Horror as children's ice playground  goes up in flames 
 


Horror as children's ice playground  goes up in flames 
 


Horror as children's ice playground  goes up in flames 
 


Horror as children's ice playground  goes up in flames 
 


Horror as children's ice playground  goes up in flames 
 


Horror as children's ice playground  goes up in flames 
 Horror as children's ice playground  goes up in flames 
 


Horror as children's ice playground  goes up in flames 
 
Fire covered the total area of 150m2; there were no cacualties.  Picture: Ministry of Emergency Irkutsk, Crystal Fairytale


‘The Crystal Fairytale’ was built with wooden ‘fortresses’ on top of ice slides.

Each had rails and steps to help children feel stable as they moved around.

But it was the timber that gave the blaze such force. 

The total area of the fire was 150 square metres with thick black smoke visible from miles away.

Rescue services extinguished the fire soon after 6 pm, confirming there were no casualties. 

The playground was a popular winter entertainment for children. 




Comments (2)

Hi, all the time i used to check website posts here
early in the morning, because i enjoy to find out more and more.
Maribel, Reisskofelbad
16/04/2019 13:51
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That’s crazy how fast it spread. Glad everyone got out safely and they can rebuild before summer.
t-man, Colorado
26/02/2019 21:46
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