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Fire at former American Adventure theme park site believed to be arson

The closed American Adventure theme park in Shipley.
The closed American Adventure theme park in Shipley.

Arsonists are being blamed for a fire which broke out at the former American Adventure site in Shipley on Sunday evening.

Firefighters from Ilkeston and Heanor were called out to deal with the blaze shortly after 7pm.

A tweet posted by Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service revealed there ‘were five separate seats of fire around the site’ and that it was believed to have been started deliberately.