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Is Abbey Leisure Centre doomed?

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8:31am 28th February 2012
(Updated 7:06am 29th February 2012)

The future of Abbey Leisure Centre hangs in the balance.

A huge fire ripped through the site this morning, believed to have started in a sauna.

Minster FM's Tracy Gee spoken to Selby District Council Leader, Mark Crane:


In a joint statement Selby District Council and WLCT said:

"At 6.30am this morning fire crews were called to Abbey Leisure Centre, Selby following a fire alarm activating on site.

"No members of the public were present on site.

"We are working with the emergency services to identify the cause.

"Abbey Leisure Centre has seen major investment over the last few years and everyone associated with the centre has been left devastated by this fire but we are thankful and grateful that nobody has been injured.

"Once the fire crews have made the building safe will we be able to assess the scale of the damage caused but early indications are that this fire has caused significant damage.

"The Council is committed to providing leisure services despite this set-back and both the authority and WLCT have been in talks this afternoon to look at how these services can be provided following the fire.

"Further information will be regularly posted on our website when it becomes available."

Minster FM was first at the scene this morning reporting live from the scene

David was there this morning for Minster FM.

David made it to the scene of the fire and describes what he can see for Minster FM.


David got some more information from the scene.

David spoken to North Yorkshire Police Sergeant Walker.


The fire now seems to be dying down.


David is with Claire from Claire's Quick Cuts in Selby.


Mark has spoken to David about what he saw.

PICTURED: Smoke is causing problems around the Abbey Leisure Centre at 8am this morning

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You can see the smoke coming out of the top of the Lesuire centre.

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