Acapulco bosses in Halifax praise firefighters and thank customers for their support

The management team at the Acapulco nightclub have praised firefighters and thanked their customers after a blaze at the poplar venue.

Monday, 16th September 2019, 12:24 pm
Firefighters at the Acapulco nighclub

Firefighters spent Friday night battling a blaze at the venue after the roof of the club caught on fire.

At 9.48pm the club was still on fire, but firefighters appeared to have the flames under control.
Crews from Halifax, Illingworth and Rastrick were called to the club on Waterhouse Street at 8.55pm
In a statement from the the Acapulco management team they said: "We thank the Emergency Services for their amazing work during the fire.
"There prompt response, fast action stopped the spread of the fire before too much damage could happen."
Efforts were made to tackle the fire until until they arrived but unfortunately the fire was too large and taken hold.
Staff were preparing to open the nightclub when the fire started but were evacuated soon after and the fire crews were called.
On Saturday an assessment was made of the building.
After a huge clean up operation the nightclub opened as usual on Saturday.
The Acapulco management team added: "After a very stressful weekend for all our staff we take a break until next Thursday, Friday and Saturday."
"On behalf of the management and staff we thank everyone for there support this weekend."
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.