Fire breaks out at Alton Towers Resort Fireworks

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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.