A fire broke out in the smoking area of the Club Salvation this morning, beginning just after the club closed at 4am.
Firefighters from four different Yorkshire fire stations were called to the nightclub, but the cause of the fire has yet to be announced.
Club staff were evacuated before firefighters proceeded to extinguish the flames successfully by 6.45am. There were no resulting casualties.
The first floor smoking area of the club has been burnt down, as well as office areas on the floors above.
Club Salvation’s main ground level dance floor suffered smoke and water damages.
Whilst management has offered Club BPM as an alternative venue, Club Salvation will be closed this weekend. They have also expressed their hopes for Club Salvation to re-open in under a week.
Club Salvation promoter, Marc Lawrence, described the events: “After the club was closed a fire broke out on the smoking terrace. The fire was reported by a member of the security team. The staff were immediately evacuated following the proper procedure. An attempt was made to tackle the fire yet it was to dangerous to face…
no-one was hurt in the blaze.”
One of the Club’s Facebook groups posted: “The club is untouched apart from a bit of water from the firemen. Audio system working, lighting working. Salvation back open for Thursday hopefully.”
A logo has already been created for the slogan: “Like a phoenix she will rise again.”
Tony Richards, one of YUSU’s Ents Officers, commented that it’s “difficult to say how this will affect the student night life as we don’t know the full extent of the damage”. He added that the YUSU affiliation with the club has been a “great partnership” and “has proven very successful indeed”.
“I think Salvation itself was always one of the better clubs in York it just needed Union backing to make it a favourable option for York Uni students when it comes to things like queue jumps and drinks deals. They have always been a pleasure to work with, they appear determined to re-open the club as early as this Thursday night and I am sure they will do all they can to recover the situation,” Richards added.