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A Charred Day’s Night.

The Beatles Story at the Albert Dock

 THOUSANDS of pounds-worth of souvenirs were damaged when a fire broke out at the Beatles Story Exhibition in the Albert Dock. No one was injured in the blaze which broke out in a stock room of the popular exhibition, and the priceless memorabilia were also unaffected by the fire. A spokeswoman for the fire service said that the blaze broke out in the warehouse basement and a significant quantity of cardboard boxes were completely destroyed. It was estimated around £10,000-worth of souvenir stock at the popular tourist attraction was ruined.

The sprinkler system also came on in public areas, soaking the carpets which staff spent yesterday cleaning and drying.

Operations manager Louise Collier praised staff for evacuating the building when the fire broke out just before noon on Saturday.

She said: “I can’t commend our staff highly enough for getting everyone out – all the visitors were all out in four minutes.

“We had a lot of stock damaged, but no memorabilia, and for that we are very relieved.”

She said they expected to be open again this morning.

Source: IC Liverpool


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