The Magic Castle will be closed tonight, Halloween, because of a fire in the attic.
The fire started at 12:35 pm this afternoon, and was put out in just over an hour. No one was hurt, and the fire is out. The Magic Castle is okay with only superficial and water damage to the attic. The Castle will be closed tonight until the damage can be assessed. It will re-0pen as soon as possible.
More information is available here: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/10/magic-castle-fire-damage.html
Sophie Evans has been performing all this past week with her amazing fire magic act and fire-eating in the Palace of Mystery–part of our Inferno at the Magic Castle Halloween week theme, and unfortunately will not be able to perform her last shows tonight.
Sophie, of course, denies any involvement in this unfortunate affair, and she looks perfectly innocent to me…