Fire reported at Alton Towers, shutting down section of the park


According to Airgates, a fire has broken out at Alton Towers late Sunday. The reports say that the popular Forbidden Valley area of the park was closed and evacuated after a small fire broke out in a “Fish&Chips” restaurant.


The area was closed Sunday after smoke filled the area. The monorail,  and other attractions were closed as a precaution.

The park released a statement about the incident Sunday.

We’ve had a small fire in the Fish & Chip restaurant kitchen. It was extinguished very quickly and we will re-open.

There were no reported injuries, and no major damage.

Alton Towers evacuated Air, The Blade, Ripsaw and Nemesis as a precaution,  but those rides were not involved or affected by the fire.

Alton Towers is located in Staffordshire, England.

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