9 Aug 2012

NZ bar evacuated after fire

8:14 am on 9 August 2012

Three hundred Olympics fans were evacuated from a New Zealand bar in London on Wednesday night.

They were told to leave Kiwi House after a gas bottle exploded at a barbecue venue at the back of the building.

No one was hurt, but the area was badly damaged.

Fire crews were called and the blaze was extinguished.

The New Zealand Olympic Committee says it's too soon to tell whether the venue will be reopened or not.