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‘Flames’ at England’s Blackpool Tower a false alarm

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‘Flames’ at England’s Blackpool Tower a false alarm

It was a false fire alarm.

The “flames” coming from the Blackpool Tower in England were merely the fluttering of an orange netting.

Witnesses spotted what looked to a fire raging from a metal section at the top of the tower, a tourist attraction in Blackpool, a seaside resort town in Lancashire, England, just after 2 p.m. on Dec. 28, according to the BBC.

Six fire engines from the Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service, a drone team and a “rope rescue” team arrived at the scene, evacuated staff from the building, flew helicopters over the area and confirmed there was no fire.

“The area where the fire was suspected is generally inaccessible, therefore access to this area is difficult. A specialist rope rescue team gained access and confirmed that there was no fire,” LFRS said on its website.

“This incident was supported by the National Police Air Service, who used thermal imaging which provided further assurance (fire service drones were unable to fly due to the windy weather conditions).”

Firefighters arrived at the Blackpool Tower in England after witnesses saw what looked to be flames coming from the building. Aaron Parfitt /
Blackpool Tower
The Blackpool Tower is a tourist attraction in Lancashire, England. Aaron Parfitt /

The 129-year-old tower stands at over 518 feet and was inspired by Paris’ Eiffel Tower.

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