Further fire at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Thursday, September 2, 2004 3:22 AM
The structure of the Pepsi Max Big One was threatened by a fire which started in a nearby hall of mirrors. More from the BBC here.

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Not a good year for the park or the Thompson family. Here's hoping the damage wasn't too severe.


Thursday, September 2, 2004 9:16 AM
Poor Blackpool. The park has experienced more than its fair share of disasters and upsets this year. At least the rebuilding of the Grand National is supposedly on track (no pun intended).
Thursday, September 2, 2004 11:13 AM
Have they not heard of sprinkler systems in England?

Especially in an indoor attraction like this one, not having sprinklers is really dangerous.

Thursday, September 2, 2004 11:32 AM
I guess their laws aren't as strict as the ones we have here in the U.S.?

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