Pier evacuated in blaze drama

Fylde by Air March 2011.'South Pier, Blackpool. PIC BY ROB LOCK'14-3-2011
Fylde by Air March 2011.'South Pier, Blackpool. PIC BY ROB LOCK'14-3-2011
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AROUND 100 people had to be evacuated from South Pier after an electrical fire broke out.

Fire crews from Blackpool and South Shore were called to the attraction at 5.30pm on Saturday.

The pier off South Promenade was closed for three hours while firefighters extinguished the fire, which sparked from wiring under decking boards underneath the pier, and an electrician made the area safe.

The fire destroyed an electrical cable and 6sq ft of timber decking.

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