Theatre evacutated after multi-storey fire

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TEN vehicles were damaged when a car caught fire in the multi-storey car park at Milton Keynes Theatre.

Fire crews were called to the scene at around 1.18pm on Saturday after a car on level five caught fire, quickly spreading to other eight cars and a van parked nearby.

Smoke set off the fire alarms in the theatre prompting an immediate evacuation. Patrons were outside for around half an hour while crews from Broughton and Great Holm fought the blaze.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a jet, a hose reel and five dry powder extinguishers to put out the fire, which caused heat and smoke damage to two other levels of the car park

Station Manager Phill Mould, who also attended the incident, said: “Firefighters did extremely well to restrict the spread of the fire.

“Three of the vehicles were burnt out, and the others had varying degrees of damage.”