The fire for the organizers of a downer on what for the rest a beautiful opening night. “Although it is ultimately a small fire went, it is whacky to have something to do with it”, says Koen Gryson. “We were around 1.30 hour to our last song of the run, when one of the gas burners in the tent with the chalets, the fire took hold. According to the fire department, there must be a small leak have been sitting between the tower and the cylinder. The burner was run for 18 hours, but never have we noticed anything. Very strange.”Partly self-extinguished
The organizers went to the fire with three powders to the body and could fire almost completely self-extinguish. The brandweerposten of Oostende, Gistel had only come onsite for an audit. The guests had the tent at the outbreak of the fire as a precaution, leave. “It went to 30 to 40 men,” says Koen. “Fortunately, there were not many people present, so there is no panic created. The tent and the material were ultimately no damage, but we are still all impressed. After all, it's to burners that operate on gas. Such bottles are extra secure, so that incidents such as a fire certainly can't explode.”Extra controls
“I work already 12 years with some burners and made something never. Actually, it could not be allowed. We leave today a specialist firm to come to all the burners to check. They will also all couplers and piping replacement, because an incident as last night, we do not want more experience.” To the fire was the opening night went smoothly. According to the organisation, their concept has been very well received. “The entire evening around, we estimate that we have 500 to 750 men on the floor have been given. Just about the whole time was the floor in front of the chalets is full and also round the ice rink, there was regular people. The atmosphere was very good and we have already received many positive reactions. That gives us a lot of courage for the coming weeks in earnest.”Filled program
Winterbar Hygge organizes up to and including January 13, a lot of events. Today in the christmas market, an afterworkparty place. On 22 december you can enjoy a curlingwedstrijd with fluitketels. Further on the schedule under more discoskating, a winter barbecue, an après-skifeestje and kindernamiddag. On 28 december the arrival of the Coca Cola truck, a lot of people to Winterbar Hygge lure. The concrete dates of all events are on the Facebook page of Winterbar Hygge or www.winterbarhygge.be.