A massive fire broke out at Germany’s biggest theme park. Dramatic footage shows flames and thick plumes of smoke rising into the air from the Europa amusement park in Rust this evening. Clouds of smoke were seen from miles around as panic spread among visitors.
Witnesses said the flames reached 50 feet high and some rides were also on fire. It is currently unclear how the blaze started but it is believed it began in a warehouse in the park before spreading to rides. There are no injuries according to officials. The park will re-open tomorrow except for the areas damaged by the fire.
Flames ‘destroyed’ the ‘The Pirates of Batavia’ attraction and the ‘Scandinavia’ area at the theme park was evacuated. The attraction is the largest theme park in the country and the second most popular in Europe, following Disneyland Paris in France.
Sad day for Europa Park. A fire has broken out at the “Pirates of Batavia” attraction and according to park representatives, they have lost the entire Norway and Batavia sections of the park. No injuries have been reported. https://t.co/POippPUExk pic.twitter.com/qU6kVtuZIo
— Theme Park Review (@ThemeParkReview) May 26, 2018