Rooftop fire closes Bangor’s Pontio centre

Dafydd Griffith (MônFM)

The Pontio centre in Bangor has been closed following a rooftop fire.

Four fire engines were called out to the city’s arts and innovation centre after a blaze broke out on the fifth floor of the building at around 11.45am on Monday morning (29th April).

Dafydd Griffith (MônFM)

Bangor University said repairs were taking place in the centre at the time of the fire, which according to the Fire Service, affected roofing materials.

The building on Deiniol Road was fully evacuated but no one was injured. Crews from Bangor, Menai Bridge, Caernarfon and Amlwch attended the scene – and MônFM News understands they quickly brought the fire under control.

In a brief statement, Pontio said crews were still at the scene and the amount of damage caused by the fire will be assessed.

The centre remains closed to the public for the rest of Monday due to ‘the smell of smoke’ – anyone with cinema tickets can transfer them or get a refund. Youth activites are also cancelled.

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said crews were venting the centre. An investigation into the cause of the fire is now underway.

Meanwhile, Bangor University’s Students Union, based at Pontio says it’s closed until further notice and all scheduled meetings for today will be rearranged.

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