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Dreamland in Margate has come perilously close to experiencing its worst nightmare: destruction by fire. The famous amusement park and iconic Scenic Railway were severely damaged in an arson attack six years ago.
Now a remarkable 20 million pound restoration project is starting to take shape. But last night fire-raisers struck again, triggering a review of security on the site. Nashreen Issa reports She spoke to Paul Thorn from Beacon Bingo and Thanet District Councillor Iris Johnston.
The leader of a Kent council has praised the public for their help in reporting the fire that broke out at a scenic railway site last night.
Members of the public called the emergency services after the Dreamland site in Margate caught alight - which is believed to have been started deliberately.
Kent Fire and Rescue Service managed to quickly extinguish the fire and there was no damage to the Grade II listed structure.
The fire which broke out last night at the Dreamland site in Margate is believed to have been started deliberately.
The fire started in a building within the Scenic Railway site but no damage has been caused to the Grade II listed structure itself.
A statement from Thanet District Council said: "The council is working with Kent Fire and Rescue Service and Kent Police to establish the cause of the fire, which is believed to have been started deliberately."
Work is now underway to see if additional security measures are needed around the site.
Crews are tackling a fire in a disused building next to Margate's Scenic Railway. It broke out earlier this evening on the ground floor of the building. There are no reports of any injuries.