Colossus Roller Coaster At Magic Mountain Catches Fire

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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The Colossus was shut down in mid-August to be replaced with a newer version of the ride, the Twisted Colossus, set to open in 2015.

The amusement park tweeted Monday that the ride was being disassembled, and Magic Mountain itself was closed on Monday.

The Colossus has been featured in National Lampoon's Vacation and the opening sequence of the ABC sitcom Step by Step.

KTLA and NBC LA tweeted the below images of smoke rising off of the ride.

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