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BREAKING: Blackpool Tower Blaze

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Firefighters are tackling a blaze at the top of Blackpool Tower with six fire engines at the scene

Updated: 18:44 pm Blackpool Tower ‘fire’ was just orange netting blowing in the wind!  Police have revealed that the cause of reports of a fire at the top of Blackpool Tower was in fact orange netting blowing in the wind.

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service received a 999 call at around 2.15pm on Thursday, December 28, following reports of flames coming from the top of the iconic landmark. A Blackpool Tower spokesperson said that a number of people have been evacuated.

According to a tourist information page, firefighters in climbing gear are “on their way up”, as high winds continue to hit the seaside resort.

Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service released a statement, saying: “We have six fire engines, the drone team and the rope rescue team currently in attendance at a fire on Promenade, Blackpool. Please stay away from the area. The drone team are in operation so please do not fly drones in the area as you may obstruct emergency operations.”

One of the UK’s most famous landmarks, Blackpool Tower opened to the public in 1894 and stands some 518 feet (158 metres) high.

Please check back soon for more updates on this breaking story.

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