Massive fire at Legoland sees black smoke consume resort

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A huge fire has broken out at Legoland in Windsor.

It happened at approximately 4pm today (Sunday, July 31).

Black smoke was seen billowing from the iconic resort venue.

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According to one user on social media, the fire was situated at the hotel.

Guests were told to leave the venue and assemble outside the pizza and pasta restaurant.

Twitter user @Daddyfitnessjou, who was on site at the time of the fire tweeted: "So came to @LEGOLANDWindsor for 2 nights, was waiting to check in and this happened.

"Everyone is safe, but was a slow response, waiting in backlot office, staff have no updates."

A Legoland spokesman told the Daily Star: "At 15.35 hrs today, there was a small fire outside the LEGOLAND hotel.

"The fire was isolated to the front exterior of the hotel only.

"Our well-rehearsed emergency procedures were immediately implemented and the emergency services were called and attended the site.

"The Hotel was immediately evacuated and all guests and staff are safe and well.

"The health and safety of our guests is our top priority and the hotel is currently closed whilst the fire brigade’s investigation takes place.

"Hotel guests are being refunded or offered alternative accommodation. Guests have been given extra time to enjoy a selection of rides in the theme park this evening, which remains open for business as usual.

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"The Castle Hotel (adjacent) is also closed."

Some on social media tweeted that they were left standing outside the Pizza and Pasta restaurant for "45 minutes" with no member of staff helping or providing any information about what was going on.

Another wrote: "I spoke to them and they said they didn’t know how long, they’ve issued a refund."

Some did see the funnier side to it, however.

@Wilxhlix wrote: "Really sad to see one of the best themed hotels go up in a blaze.

"I'm assured you can rebuild it, the Lego shop is open right?"

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