Two fire engines were called to the Theme Park after a stray firework was caught smouldering by Cloud Cuckoo Land following the season’s final fireworks display.
Following reports of a minor fire from guests on park and confirmation fire engines had been sent to the park following the final firework display of the season, Sky News issued this report:
9:17pm – Sky News report:
Fire engines have been called to Alton Towers following the final night of their fireworks displays.
A smouldering firework was discovered at about 7.50pm in a turret at the back of the theme park’s Cloud Cuckoo Land area. The park’s own security vehicle, equipped with fire fighting equipment, went to contain the situation whilst the fire services were called.
Operations director Mark Kerrigan said: “It is standard procedure at the end of every show for someone to check the entire zone in which fireworks would have fallen, so this vindicates the short delay that our guests experienced before we let them back on the rides.”
“As a result of this discovery we kept the affected area clear of guests until Staffordshire Fire Services were able to extinguish the smouldering material.”
9:26pm Sky News Update:
A spokesman for Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service said two fire engines and a ladder platform had been dispatched after embers strayed onto a roof.
He said: “We’ve got a quite small incident at Alton Towers. It’s just some embers in a roof from one of either the fireworks or the bonfire that they’ve had.”
The spokesman added that there were no flames or a burning fire at the resort in Alton, Staffordshire, which attracts hundreds to its annual fireworks event each year.
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