SFRS declares Drayton Manor fire an accidental blaze

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have finished investigating Tuesday night’s (15 December) fire at Drayton Manor theme park and have declared it as an accidental blaze.

Fire crews were called at 10.30pm and four fire engines, a water carrier and an aerial ladder platform attended the blaze at a toilet block in an area of the park.

Dave Steele, Group Manager Head of the Eastern Service Delivery Group for SFRS, said: “The fire investigation at Drayton Manor has concluded and has been confirmed as accidental. It is believed that the fire was started by an electrical fault.”

The fire, which covered an area of 30m by 10m, developed quickly due to the wooden roof construction of the building. Flames were approximately 25m-to-30m in height at the peak of the fire.

A total of 28 fire service personnel attended the scene, with the blaze put out at approximately 2am yesterday (Wednesday 16 December).

The fire was put out after crews broke through the roof of an adjoining building and used jets to prevent the blaze from spreading.