Fire Near It's a Small World

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Fire Near It's a Small World

Post by Polynesian Princess » Mar Sun 01, 2015 5:41 am

Did anyone else see this?

http://abc7.com/news/fire-knocked-down- ... nd/539216/

Thankfully no one was hurt and there's no damage to any of the attractions. The fire looks pretty big in the pictures. It seems like the parks have had a lot of fires recently. :(
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Re: Fire Near It's a Small World

Post by Amy » Mar Sun 01, 2015 8:40 am

Sounds like they responded quickly and got it under control with no problems. Good thing it was small and no one was hurt.

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Re: Fire Near It's a Small World

Post by Marty Moose » Mar Mon 02, 2015 11:43 am

The report I saw said it was a tree and may have had something to do with the fireworks. Anybody have any more info?
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Re: Fire Near It's a Small World

Post by Amy » Mar Mon 02, 2015 1:47 pm

Marty Moose wrote:The report I saw said it was a tree and may have had something to do with the fireworks. Anybody have any more info?
The few reports I read indicated that it was construction tarps that caught on fire from the fireworks ~ not sure if there has been an official report yet or not
EDIT: This is what I found in this article from the ocregister ~ a link if you'd like to see the whole article ~ http://www.ocregister.com/articles/fire ... aheim.html
The fire began around 9:20 p.m. on a tree near the "It's a Small World" attraction, said Disney spokeswoman Suzi Brown.
It was extinguished about half an hour later, Brown said.

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Re: Fire Near It's a Small World

Post by Marty Moose » Mar Tue 03, 2015 10:25 am

Thanks for the article. Still not a lot of detail, but I think you're right about the tarp / scrim.
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Re: Fire Near It's a Small World

Post by daluke » Apr Mon 13, 2015 4:31 pm

Interesting...at least the second fire in that themed area in the past 6 months - we were there in October when some grass at 7DMT caught fire due to fireworks.

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Re: Fire Near It's a Small World

Post by cy1229 » Apr Tue 14, 2015 6:40 am

daluke wrote:Interesting...at least the second fire in that themed area in the past 6 months - we were there in October when some grass at 7DMT caught fire due to fireworks.
Wrong park. 7DMT is in WDW and this Small World fire was at DLR. :)
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Re: Fire Near It's a Small World

Post by daluke » Apr Tue 14, 2015 8:14 am

D'oh! Sorry - reading too quickly and making assumptions.

But I WAS at MK when the 7DMT fire happened. Do I get half-credit? :)

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Re: Fire Near It's a Small World

Post by cy1229 » Apr Tue 14, 2015 1:32 pm

daluke wrote:D'oh! Sorry - reading too quickly and making assumptions.

But I WAS at MK when the 7DMT fire happened. Do I get half-credit? :)
You get half-credit for telling the truth and half-credit for being there. :)

In all honesty, I'm surprised there aren't more incidents like these - relatively minor - considering the attractions are working all day long, every day, with a few exceptions. That's a lot of energy, a lot of places for things to go wrong. Add exploding pyrotechnics to the mix, and that's a recipe for trouble.
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