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Weekend Fire Temporarily Closes Quazar’s Arcade in Downtown Victoria

Weekend Fire Temporarily Closes Quazar’s Arcade in Downtown Victoria
Weekend Fire Temporarily Closes Quazar’s Arcade in Downtown Victoria

A small fire in downtown Victoria has forced the temporary closure of Quazar’s Arcade for cleanup efforts.

On Saturday, July 6, Quazar’s announced on social media that it would be closed until further notice. Later that day, the company said the closure was due to fire damage.

According to a post on Instagram, employees arrived Saturday morning to find the store filled with smoke.

It was later determined that the fire had started at street level outside the building and had spread to a pillar flanking Quazar’s entrance. Quazar’s home is located downstairs in the building.

“We hope this was an unintentional act,” the company said on Instagram.

“The pillar that caught fire is likely as old as the building itself, and we’re not sure how long it smoldered, but Quazar’s was completely filled with smoke when our morning crew arrived.”

According to Quazar, the games remained “almost completely intact” because firefighters removed them from the area before spraying water on the fire.

Initially, there was hope that the business would reopen on Sunday, but it was later updated that the business would have to remain closed for at least another day.

In an emailed statement, VicPD confirmed that a fire broke out Saturday morning in the 1200 block of Government Street. The fire was contained to a small area near the main entrance to the building and there is no indication that the fire was suspicious.

Follow Quazar’s social media for a reopening date.