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Witnesses thought they saw flames coming from the historic Blackpool Tower


Good morning. I'm Michel Martin.

Blackpool, a seaside resort town in northwest England, is known for its annual light festival and its historic tower. Completed in 1894, it was once the tallest manmade structure in the British Empire, so it's understandable that citizens were alarmed when they thought they saw flames coming from the tower. Six fire engines and a drone team were sent to investigate, only to find out that the flames were just some bright orange netting floating in the wind.

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