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Chessington Fire: Blaze At Surrey Theme Park

Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:06 am

Firefighters are battling a blaze at Chessington World of Adventures Resort in Surrey.

The park was due to open at 10am for a "festive zoo day" according to its website.

Eight fire engines are on the scene of the fire at the Creaky Cafe.
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Re: Chessington Fire: Blaze At Surrey Theme Park

Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:16 am

I'm guessing this was before it opened to visitors, which is lucky.

There weren't any staff injured were there?
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Re: Chessington Fire: Blaze At Surrey Theme Park

Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:20 am

I really hope that no one was hurt! The poor animals must be terrified!
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Re: Chessington Fire: Blaze At Surrey Theme Park

Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:31 am

I wish all the best for the Jacket potato cafe  :cry:
 
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Re: Chessington Fire: Blaze At Surrey Theme Park

Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:34 am

I feel really bad for the animals  :(
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Chessington Fire: Blaze At Surrey Theme Park

Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:53 am

Can anybody confirm if Bubbleworks is the attraction partly ablaze? Presuming as it is Creaky Cafe on fire
 
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Re: Chessington Fire: Blaze At Surrey Theme Park

Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:01 am

Is there an attraction on fire? Everybody pray for Chessington.
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Chessington Fire: Blaze At Surrey Theme Park

Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:01 am

LittlestarRed wrote:
I really hope that no one was hurt! The poor animals must be terrified!


They have been taken away from the park by their handlers :)

http://www.london-fire.gov.uk/LatestInc ... rV0r3EgGc0
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Re: Chessington Fire: Blaze At Surrey Theme Park

Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:08 pm

Apparent statement released:

Chessington World of Adventures has just released the following statement: "This morning, prior to the park opening, a fire broke out in Chessington World of Adventures, the Resort Theme Park in Surrey.

"Well-practised emergency procedures were immediately put into operation and the emergency services were called and several fire vehicles were on site within minutes. The theme park and zoo were closed at the time of this incident and therefore no guests were involved. All staff were immediately evacuated and all staff and animals are safe and well.

"The fire has been brought under control and the fire service remain outside and in charge of the incident.

"The health and safety of our guests, staff and animals is our primary objective and Chessington World of Adventures Resort's management team, in conjunction with the fire service, are investigating the fire.

"The theme park and zoo will remain closed today."
 
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Re: Chessington Fire: Blaze At Surrey Theme Park

Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:21 pm

edwardh wrote:
Can anybody confirm if Bubbleworks is the attraction partly ablaze? Presuming as it is Creaky Cafe on fire


According to BBC news they haven't revealed what ride/attraction has been affected. But if I was to hazard a guess, I would say it could have possibly affected Bubbleworks. But this is not verified and it is only a guess.
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Re: Chessington Fire: Blaze At Surrey Theme Park

Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:56 pm

Pizzazz wrote:
edwardh wrote:
Can anybody confirm if Bubbleworks is the attraction partly ablaze? Presuming as it is Creaky Cafe on fire


according to bbc news they haven't revealed what ride/attraction has been affected.
but if i was to hazard a guess, i would say it could have possibly affected bubbleworks. but this is not verified and it is only a guess


I expect the tower next to Creaky Cafe has probably been destroyed or at least damaged.
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Sat Dec 21, 2013 1:12 pm

I guess the event is over now as this was where Santa was. Is the fountains area of the ride  at the back of that cafe?
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Re: Chessington Fire: Blaze At Surrey Theme Park

Sat Dec 21, 2013 3:50 pm

Just found a couple of pictures of the damage done to the café on the Sky News website (credit to London Fire Brigade for the images)

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The cafe looks to have been completely destroyed. Not been able to find any further info on the attraction affected yet though.
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Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:06 pm

I didn't like that cafe anyway, but it's a tragic incident all the same
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Chessington Fire: Blaze At Surrey Theme Park

Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:27 pm

I didn't notice the cafe the one time I've been to the park - I'm more concerned about what else been destroyed by the fire.
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Re: Chessington Fire: Blaze At Surrey Theme Park

Sat Dec 21, 2013 6:21 pm

I'm surprised that the whole cafe has been destroyed! Hope no rides have been damaged...
 
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Re: Chessington Fire: Blaze At Surrey Theme Park

Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:24 pm

The park have announced on their Facebook page that they will re-open for their Festive zoo Days from Boxing Day:

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Re: Chessington Fire: Blaze At Surrey Theme Park

Sun Dec 22, 2013 8:08 am

The fire report says that it was only most of the cafe that got burned down. So Bubbleworks was fine. I guess the next few days will be used to let it cool down and let the fire team find out what started the fire and where, and a couple of days to clear the site and make it safe so the park can reopen in 4 days time.
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