Olympic sailing media venue evacuated after fireJuly 28th, 2012 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A seafront complex where the British Olympic sailing team was due to hold a news conference was evacuated Friday due to a fire.
The evacuation at the Weymouth Pavilion complex, on the south coast of England, was still being conducted when members of the team arrived, including team coach Stephen Park and laser sailor Paul Goodison, the Olympic News Service reported.
A spokesman for Dorset police, Jamie Pringle, said the fire had been extinguished but would not give details on the cause or the size of the blaze.
“The fire is out,” he said.
Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbor host 10 sailing events over 14 days of competition that begin Sunday.
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