Amusement park fire

Amusement park fire

A large fire at one of Europe’s most popular outdoor amusement parks forced the evacuation of an estimated 25,000 visitors. Seven firefighters were injured tackling the blaze at Europa-Park in the town of Rust in southwest Germany.

The fire which started at a storage site quickly spread to other buildings and also destroyed a boat used on a park lake to give visitors a taste of a pirate’s life at sea.

A local police spokesman, however, said: ”Through the smooth cooperation of various rescue workers and park staff there was a quick clearance of the park and the 25,000 visitors.”