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Tourist attraction open following fire

Fire engines at the Cutty Sark Credit: @greenwichcouk

The Cutty Sark is open to visitors following a fire on the deck this morning. The bookings office told ITV News the vessel was open to the public as normal following a fire shortly after 7.20am.

The 19th Century Ship was devastated by fire in 2007. London Fire Brigade has described today's incident as a "small fire" and said crews had worked quickly to put it out.

Cause of Cutty Sark fire is under investigation

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The cause of a fire at the Cutty Sark in Greenwich is being investigated - fire crews dealt with a small fire on the historic vessel this morning.

Teams from Greenwich, Lewisham and East Greenwich fire stations attended the scene.

London Fire Brigade confirmed four fire engines and 21 firefighters dealt with the blaze. A small part of the ship was damaged by fire.

Firefighters worked incredibly quickly to get this small fire under control and minimise damage. Crews carried out salvage work on the ship.

– George Vost, station manager


Fire crews attend 'small fire' on the Cutty Sark

A small fire broke out in the decking of the Cutty Sark this morning.

London Fire Brigade told ITV News the decking and timbers were on fire on Deck 3. They we called just after 7.20am and the fire is now out.

The brigade tweeted that they had got the blaze under control "very quickly" and had carried out salvage work on the ship.

Residents in Greenwich where the ship is located tweeted pictures of the incident.


Queen to re-open Cutty Sark

Cutty Sark figureheads Credit: ITN

The Queen will today re-open the Cutty Sark to the public- five years after the historic ship was devastated by fire.

The ship was already under restoration when the fire took place, meaning that many parts of the ship were off site.

The restoration cost £50 million.

Visitors will now be able to walk under the historic ship - once the fastest in the world- for the first time.

The Cutty Sark re-opens to the public next month

The Cutty Sark was once the most famous of the great clippers

The Cutty Sark will re-open to the public next month - nearly five years after it was gutted by fire.

People will be able to get back on board the 19th Century tea clipper in Greenwich from 26 April.

The pain-staking project to restore the ship will eventually have cost around 50 million pounds.The fire was caused by an industrial vacuum cleaner which was left switched on