ONE woman was taken to hospital and more than 100 people were evacuated from Tropicana in Weston-super-Mare following a fire.

Firefighters were called to tackle a fire in a marquee within the Tropicana complex, where it's currently hosting Icescape - an installed ice-rink, at 5pm yesterday (November 23).

Eight fire crews from Weston, Avonmouth, Bedminster and Yatton crews tackled the blaze for three hours and evacuated 120 people from the rink to ensure they were safe.

One woman was also taken to hospital for treatment for smoke inhalation.

In a statement, posted on social media after the incident, a spokesman for Tropicana in Weston, said: "We want to thank everyone again for their support and understanding that has been flooding in over our social media channels.

"Thank you to the Avon Fire & Rescue Service for their swift response, and of course to our staff and our customers who made the evacuation run perfectly.

"Anyone who had a session booked for tonight or tomorrow will be receiving an e-mail within the next 24 hours in regards to their tickets and the next steps.

"If you were skating with us at our 5pm session and need to collect your shoes, firstly we would like to thank you for the way you evacuated following instructions from our team.

"This was done quickly and you were fantastic. You will be able to come and collect your shoes from us tomorrow morning from 9:30am. Our staff will be there to assist you."

It is believed the fire started in the kitchen of Bear Grills in Weston.

A spokesman for Bear Grills, said: "On behalf of everyone at Bare Grills, we would like to thank all the emergency responders, all the staff at the Tropicana, and all the members of the public, who assisted in the safe evacuation at the Icescape following on from an unfortunate accident there this evening.

"We are extremely thankful that nobody was injured and our apologies go out to anyone who has been inconvenienced by this.