Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Tag: fire

Fire crews called to Weymouth Pleasure Pier

Weymouth Pleasure Pier fire
Firefighters were called to Weymouth Pleasure Pier on the evening of 9 August, in order to extinguish a fire on one of the landmark’s timber posts.

Eastbourne Pier fire confirmed as “accidental” as its speedily put out

Eastbourne Pier fire accidental
East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service has confirmed the fire which caused damage to Eastbourne Pier on the afternoon of 31 July was accidental.   Six fire engines were called to attend the blaze, which was linked to ongoing renovation work of the two single-storey pavilions on the pier’s main boardwalk. “The fire broke out on a trailer between two buildings on...

Blackpool Central Pier opens just one week after fire

Blackpool Central Pier reopens
Blackpool Central Pier re-opened in style on 24 July, just one week after fire destroyed part of the landmark’s ride deck - including the “the best Waltzer in town.”

Fire shuts down Blackpool Central Pier

Blackpool Central Pier fire
As if 2020 couldn’t get any worse: a fire on Blackpool’s iconic Central Pier has forced most of the attraction to close to the public..less than a week after emerging from lockdown

Crisis averted: Coral Island gets off lightly in fire

Coral Island Blackpool Fire
Fears that a fire at Coral Island amusements on Blackpool’s Central Promenade last week would cause irreparable damage have been allayed.

Hero passer-bys douse flames on Skegness Pier

Coinslot -Skegness Pier flames
Two impromptu heroes leapt into action after they spotted flames emanating from a neon sign at an arcade on Skegness pier.   According to a local paper, Carl Wood and his friend Ben Cairns were driving into Skegness when they saw fire, wherein the pair promptly stopped and rushed into the arcade. “We saw the smoke and flames. The neon light was...

Staff of Caesars Arcade hailed for extinguishing fire

Coinslot - Great Yarmouth Caesars staff extinguishing fire
The staff of Caesars Arcade, Hemsby, have been praised by the region’s fire service after extinguishing an electrical fire that broke out just before 2pm on 28 May while the attraction was busy with Bank Holiday customers.   Simon Mason, manager of Great Yarmouth fire station, who attended the emergency, said he was confident the quick-thinking “saved multi-million pounds worth of...

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