Bell Island bar burns

Colin MacLean colin.maclean@tc.tc
Published on February 4, 2012
The West Mines Sports Bar on Bell Island was destroyed by fire on Saturday. Photo courtesy of Kelly Whelan

The West Mines Sports Bar on Bell Island has burned to the ground.

Firefighters were called to the local watering hole at noon on Saturday but when they arrived flames were already visible from the building's windows.

Whipped by high winds the fire quickly consumed the business.

No one was injured; the bar was not open at the time.

The local RCMP has started an investigation into what may have caused the fire.