Theme park to re-open after fire

A THEME park was due to reopen today following a fire, which closed it for two days.Pleasurewood Hills theme park near Lowestoft was forced to close following a fire in a maintenance shed.

A THEME park was due to reopen today following a fire, which closed it for two days.

Pleasurewood Hills theme park near Lowestoft was forced to close following a fire in a maintenance shed.

More than 1,500 parents and children had to leave the park on Thursday lunchtime.

An acetylene cylinder was inside the shed and firefighters set up a 200-metre exclusion zone as there was a danger the container could explode.

Although the shed was not near the park's public areas, staff decided to evacuate the entire site as a safety precaution.

Assistant Divisional Officer Mark Labdon, of Suffolk Fire Service, said although the shed blaze had been quickly put out, the cylinder had remained in a dangerous condition as the temperature of the gas continues to rise even when the fire had been put out.

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Touring caravans at the nearby Azure Seas caravan park in The Street, Corton, were moved further away from the Pleasurewood Hills site on Thursday following the blaze.

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