UPDATE | Fire destroys old Wheeling Island skating rink

Published: Dec. 31, 2019 at 9:55 PM EST
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UPDATE 1/1/20 @ 1:50 p.m.

Police in West Virginia say a fire has destroyed a former skating rink.

Wheeling police spokesman Philip Stahl tells news outlets the large fire took several hours to bring under control Tuesday night in the building located next to a casino and a high school football stadium on Wheeling Island.

No injuries were reported.

Stahl says the fire did not threaten any other structures. Operations at the Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack were unaffected by the fire.

Stahl said the former rink was being used for storage for the casino.

The building was constructed in 1924 as a state fairgrounds exposition hall.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


Crews are fighting a large fire at an old skating rink on Wheeling Island.

The Wheeling Fire Department responded to the scene just after 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Fire officials say parts of the structure have collapsed and that the department will stay on scene through overnight Tuesday into Wednesday to monitor the structural integrity of the building.

The location is not far from the casino.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.