Following the second night of the Alton Towers annual fireworks spectacular a fire broke out in part of the area closed off as a drop zone for the fireworks.
A spokesperson for Alton Towers said:
“we had a small fire following our fireworks display in an area that was not open to the public so no staff members or guests were at risk. As a result, we will not be reopening X Sector and the Dark Forest this evening. We apologise to guests for any inconvenience.”
Staffordshire fire and rescue were called at around 7:30pm and stayed on site until around 9pm
An investigation has concluded that the fire was started accidentally in an out building after being hit by a firework. They have also confirmed no body was injured during the incident.