Large fire at Morecambe Mega Zone laser tag attraction

Fire at Mega Zone
Image caption Firefighters are investigating the cause of the blaze

Firefighters have launched an investigation into a large fire at a laser tag attraction in a Lancashire seaside resort.

Crews tackled the blaze at Mega Zone, in Marine Road West, Morecambe, because of a national strike by firefighters.

No-one was inside the building when the fire started at 18:00 BST on Thursday and no-one was injured.

Smoke from the fire was seen miles away in other parts of the county.

Image copyright Oliver Hainsworth
Image caption The fire started at 18:00 BST, during a firefighters' strike

BBC Radio Lancashire's Tim Padfield, who was at the scene, said hundreds of people gathered on the promenade to watch the fire.

The three-storey attraction, which has been open since 1993, is described as the "North West's premier laser tag centre" on its website.

Laser tag players attempt to score points by hitting targets with a gun that fires infrared beams.

Image copyright Darren Clifford
Image caption Seven fire engines attended the fire, the fire service said

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