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Photos: Firefighters Battle A Fire On Magic Mountain's 'Colossus' Roller Coaster
Wow, you might say that Colossus is going out in a blaze of glory!
Firefighters have responded to a fire that burned and has since collapsed one of the higher tracks on Magic Mountain's on-hiatus Colossus roller coaster. The ride closed last month but will be reborn next year as the 'hybrid' Twisted Colossus.
Update (2:45 p.m.): A spokeswoman with Magic Mountain told ABC 7 that the fire "was started while work was being done to disassemble the ride."
The park, as many know, is very visible from the 5 freeway which prompted many of you people on social media to dangerously tweet and drive:
just drove by magic mountain and colossus is on fire pic.twitter.com/5kJ0gevmc9— J RICH© (@jennanrichmond) September 8, 2014
Colossus at magic mountain is on fire! pic.twitter.com/CfU84e2NN1— Chris (@lososaurus) September 8, 2014
Magic Mountain on fire pic.twitter.com/AUrNFzg0Mm— Austin Ivansmith (@IvanDashSmith) September 8, 2014
The news chopppers on a terribly slow news day decided to get in on the action, too:
Aerial footage shows a fire burning on Colossus rollercoaster at Six Flags http://t.co/sOdwRXaZZQ pic.twitter.com/nJIJQdJiHW— NBC Los Angeles (@NBCLA) September 8, 2014
Portion of #Colossus just collapsed. @SixFlags @Sky5Tim live overhead. pic.twitter.com/jQeEcZzkiv— Jennifer Thang (@jenniferthang) September 8, 2014
Watch live: Firefighters working at Colossus fire at @SFMagicMountain http://t.co/1RtI4M85Zp pic.twitter.com/AMqH4cgZEH— KTLA (@KTLA) September 8, 2014
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