Fire strikes ride and workshop on Blackpool pier

Huge blaze engulfs through Blackpool Central Pier with fire tearing through a workshop and ride – six days after the 152-year-old attraction reopened for visitors following lockdown

  • The blaze started on the 152-year-old structure at around 3am but is now out 
  • Experts are assessing damage after it began in a workshop and spread to a ride

Blackpool’s historic Central Pier was engulfed by fire overnight just six days after reopening to the public.

The blaze started on the 152-year-old structure at around 3am and required ten fire engines to bring it under control. 

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said they had put out the fire and are assessing the damage after it began in a workshop and spread to a ride.

Incident commander Mark Winder said in a video tweeted by the service that crews were called in the middle of the night.

Blackpool´s central pier has been hit by a blaze less than a week after reopening

The blaze started on the 152-year-old structure at around 3am and required ten fire engines to bring it under control.

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said they had put out the fire and are assessing the damage after it began in a workshop and spread to a ride

He said: ‘The fire involved a workshop and a ride that are approximately halfway along the central pier.

‘Fortunately early firefighter action has extinguished the fire to the extent there is no visible flame.’

An investigation was being conducted into the fire’s cause, he added.

He advised some nearby roads are currently closed and will remain so ‘for one to two hours’.

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