Disneyland’s 13m tall dragon catches fire during show

A dragon’s head, which is part of a 40-foot-tall installation, caught fire during a live show at Disneyland amusement park in Anaheim, California. Area was quickly evacuated, but no injuries were reported. “The dragon’s head started glowing and we were seeing fire and sort of smoke coming out,” Elaine Gilmer, who was in attendance at the event, told ABC News. Cast members were evacuated from the area dubbed Tom Sawyer Island, where “Fantasmic” was being staged, which promises “enhanced special effects, state-of-the-art projections and superb pyrotechnics.” The show takes place twice a day and features Mickey battling a giant dragon named Maleficent.

The causes are being investigated

No injuries were reported, as reported by the Anaheim Fire Department. The police are investigating the cause of the fire and the extent of the damage caused by the blaze has not yet been disclosed. Meanwhile, the park area has been closed until further notice. The theme park issued a statement which reads that “due to smoke and wind, all attractions near Tom Sawyer Island where the fire occurred have also been evacuated for safety. Anaheim responded to the problem quickly, managing to put out the flames. We are currently still verifying what may have been the causes of what happened”.