Emergency services attend fire at children's playground

Crews from Blackpool were called to fire at a children's playground on Victory Road in Blackpool in the early hours of this morning (04 January 2017).

Wednesday, 4th January 2017, 7:57 am
Updated Monday, 9th January 2017, 1:02 pm
Fire services are investigating the fire.

They arrived at around 12.30am to find a tent on fire on a covered sports pitch.

The fire was extinguished using a hose-reel.

The fire is thought to have been started deliberately, say fire services and investigations are ongoing.

Crew Manager Mark Preddy said: "Fires should not be played with or started for fun. This was a potentially serious incident and people could have been hurt."

No one was injured in the incident.