‘Very limited’ damage from Drayton Manor fire

Drayton Manor

Drayton Manor has said that a fire that broke out at the park last night has caused “very limited damage”.

A toilet block within the Thomas Land area of the Tamworth park was completely destroyed by the fire, which broke out at after 22:00 on Tuesday.

Staffordshire Fire & Rescue said that four water pumps, a water carrier and an aerial platform attended the fire.

“The fire, which covered an area of 30m by 10m, was fast to develop due to the wooden roof construction of the building,” the service said.

“Fire Safety Officers will support the park management during this already stressful time to ensure that further incidents are avoided.”

Drayton Manor said it was “very grateful” to Staffordshire Fire & Rescue for their support and confirmed that no one was injured by the fire.

The Staffordshire theme park is closed for the winter period, and its Christmas events were cancelled earlier this year due to COVID-19.