London Olympics: Fire breaks out at Weymouth sailing venue

Updated: Jul 27, 2012, 22:36 PM IST

Zeenews Sports Bureau

London: As a major setback for all the authorities and sports fans, a fire broke out in the sailing venue at Weymouth just three hours ahead of the Olympic ceremony.

The area was immediately evacuated and no casualties have been reported so far.

A party was scheduled to be organized at the place soon after the opening ceremony. Three British sailors were supposed to hold a press conference.

The cause of the fire is yet to be known.

Notably the Olympic opening ceremony will kick off at 1:30 am (IST).