Resort pier blaze under investigation

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A suspicious fire which badly damaged a toilet block on Blackpool’s Central Pier was being investigated today.

Firefighters were called to the pier at around 10.50pm last night.

A large bin in the gents’ toilet block was ablaze.

Four crews wearing breathing apparatus attended and tackled the blaze using a jet.

The block was badly damaged and smoke damage was also caused to the ladies toilets.

A fire brigade spokesman said the origin was suspicious.

Police have been informed.