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Disneyland Fire Worries Visitors; Burning Trash Quickly Extinguished

By    |   Monday, 23 Jun 2014 02:02 PM

A Disneyland trash fire alarmed a number of visitors on Sunday, who said the black column of smoke it emitted could be seen from miles away.

"I was actually worried. It’s my first time being down here in California going to Disneyland. I was like 'Oh God, don’t tell me it’s on fire,'" visiting Colorado woman Sabrina Cole told CBS Los Angeles. She said it was a big day for her 3-year-old daughter, and she worried it would be ruined by the noxious fumes.

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Lisa Greathouse, a spokeswoman for Disneyland Resort, said the trash fire broke out on a loading dock around 4:20 p.m. and was put out by fire crews in roughly 5 minutes. The fire burned for a total of 20 minutes, and no injuries were reported. Greathouse emphasized that the fire was far away from patrons in a backstage area.

No evacuation was needed or announced, but the black plume left many families wondering if they should stay or go.

"I didn’t want her to miss out on her first trip, so we were hoping there wasn’t anything major going on," another parent, Stephanie Merl, who was also at the park with her daughter, told CBS. "We noticed there weren’t large numbers of people leaving the park so we assumed there was no big evacuation or anything."

Hermosa Beach resident Jason Gordon told the Orange County Register his family was cautious, but went about their trip as planned. "We were about to get on the tram and my friend saw smoke starting up. It seemed like it was behind the scenes," he said.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, and although it isn't currently suspected, arson experts are being consulted.

Because the smoke was visible from nearly every vantage point in the park, many took pictures and posted them to Facebook and Twitter. One clever Twitter user also Tweeted a Photoshopped photo as a joke, alluding to Disney's "Frozen" movie.









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A Disneyland trash fire alarmed a number of visitors on Sunday, who said the black column of smoke it emitted could be seen from miles away.
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