Colossus Roller Coaster At Magic Mountain Catches Fire
The wooden ride, which closed in mid-August, is set to be replaced by a newer version in 2015
The Colossus ride at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California, caught fire on Monday, less than a month after it closed down to make way for a new roller coaster.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department was called to the scene at 1:32 p.m. local time, the fire department confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter, with photos on Twitter showing a column of smoke appearing to rise from a high point on the ride.
A small portion of the wooden coaster collapsed in the fire, the LAFD confirmed to THR, adding that the fire was out as of 2:08 p.m. PT. There were no injuries, the LAFD told THR.
The Colossus was shut down in mid-August to be replaced with a newer version of the ride, the Twisted Colossus, set to open in 2015.
KTLA and NBC LA tweeted the below images of smoke rising off of the ride.