Strip Club Evacuated After Fiery 'Miss Nude Australia' Competitor Sets Curtain Alight
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A strip club in Australia had to be evacuated after a performer turned up the temperature way more than she meant to.
Harley Van Dangerfield was competing in 'Miss Nude Australia' - yes, that is a thing apparently - at Crazy Horse Revue in Adelaide when a section of the stage and a curtain caught fire during her routine last (Tuesday) night.
Ms Van Dangerfield was the second of seven women due to perform and was representing South Australia in the first heat of the competition - though she was quite literally the first to bring heat to the contest, inadvertently instigating a blaze while creating a ring of fire around her.
South Australian Metro Fire Services subsequently attended the scene at around 12.10am on Wednesday and about 200 people were evacuated.
Ms Van Dangerfield - who often uses fire in her performances - has since announced she has been disqualified from Miss Nude Australia.
According to The Advertiser of Adelaide, she wrote on Instagram: "I'm so sorry everyone for everything that happened last night.
"To all the competitors and the management team, it was an accident.
"I have officially been disqualified, good luck to everyone in Miss Nude this year."
A man who was watching the performance said Ms Van Dangerfield kept on performing, even as the flames began to spread.
According to news.com.au, he said: "I think she'd finished with the batons and she'd put them down and that's when she squirted the ring of liquid around her and then lit it.
"She just kept on dancing. The fire alarms started going off and next minute the sprinklers are going all over the stage.
"I reckon she was doing a shower show.
He continued: "They just said, 'Everybody out'.
"The girls were getting photos with the fire engine and then police turned up. It was all taken in reasonable humour."
A Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS) spokesperson told news.com.au: "It appears that there was an incident last night involving a small fire and a curtain and that that was extinguished before MFS arrived.
"MFS received a triple-0 call, attended and then did an investigation only, was not required to extinguish anything and departed the scene."