Blackpool Central Pier catches fire: Firefighters tackle fire at historic tourist attraction | UK News


Firefighters put out a fire on Blackpool’s central pier after it caught fire overnight.

Ten fire trucks were jammed at the scene just after 3 a.m. Lancashire The fire and rescue service said.

The fire started halfway along the pier and involved a workshop and a ride, he added.

Flames were seen lighting up the sky before dawn, firefighters alerting those in the vicinity of possible smoke inhalation.

The incident commander, Mark Winder, said, “Fortunately, the first firefighters put out the fire as there is no visible flame. “

The flames had been extinguished by the sunrise. Photo: Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service

The cause of the fire is not yet known but is under investigation, he added.

Neighboring roads were closed for up to two hours.

The historic tourist attraction is one of the three pillars Blackpool and was the second to be built in the city in 1868, after North Pier which opened in 1863. A third, South Pier, was erected in 1893.


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