An unidentified city official documents the fire damage at Baranof Park this (Wednesday) morning. Brianna Gibbs photos
Substantial damage was caused by a fire of unknown origin at Baranof Park last night. The building that houses the ice rink caught fire, damaging a sizeable portion of the south wall. Dasher boards, a penalty box and the corrugated plastic façade were charred and melted. It even appeared the steel girders had sagged in the heat of the blaze. City officials could not be reached for comment this morning, and the cause of the fire and extent of damages is unknown. We will update our website as information becomes available, and bring you a full story during our evening news broadcast.