Fire at New Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Ride

Fire on top of Mine Train ride

Fire on top of Mine Train ride

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A blaze broke out following a fireworks display at Disney’s Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Walt Disney World in Florida late Saturday but was quickly extinguished, officials said. Nobody was hurt and there was no damage to the structure, Bo Jones, spokesman for the Reedy Creek Fire Department, said in a statement adding that fake grass had been set ablaze.

“We believe fireworks fell from the Magic Kingdom fireworks show and the ash landed at the top of the attraction, catching the fake grass on fire,” he added. “The fire was contained to just the grass and did not get into the building or structure.”

Firehoses dousing the blaze.

Firehoses dousing the blaze for over 30 minutes.

The fire was first reported at approximately 10:20 p.m. ET on Saturday night according to WGHP. Eyewitnesses said it was extinguished by 11 p.m. and the ride reopened around midnight, officials said.

As expected, the Disney cast members did an excellent job in keeping guests safe.  They formed a “human chain” and safely walked guests back from the Mine Train area into Tomorrowland where guest could then safely watch the fire response team in action.

The ride opened on May 28, 2014 as part of the New Fantasyland expansion at Disney World.

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