Blackpool Pleasure Beach to reopen following fire

The Blackpool Pleasure Beach complex is expected to reopen later today just hours after firefighters dealth with a blaze which damaged three rides at the attraction.

Ten fire crews were called to tackle the blaze at the Lancashire leisure complex at around 9.30pm last night. The attraction was closed at the time and no-one was injured in the blaze.

It is thought that the fire may have started in the booth for the historic Grand National Ride.

While the damage was still being assessed this morning at the venue, which has over 140 rides, but a spokesperson confirmed that three of the rides were out of action following the fire.

As well as the Grand National ride, the Trauma Towers and Alice in Wonderland rides were also damaged.

The Pleasure Beach leisure complex is expected to reopen this afternoon.


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