Heavy Smoke at Universal Studios Draws Big Fire Department Response
UPDATED: No injuries are reported and a fire is out after a two-alarm blaze at a ride under construction led the LAFD to send 15 trucks to the Universal City park.
A two-alarm fire at a ride under construction at Universal Studios, previously T2 3-D: Battle Across Time, caused the Los Angeles Fire Department to send at least 15 fire engines to the park Wednesday, according to a fire department spokesman.
The department responded after a report of heavy smoke on the second and third floors of the three-story commercial building at 3900 Lankershim Boulevard, but live helicopter video from NBC4 showed no flames or smoke.
A June 2008 three-alarm fire at Universal Studios, accidentally started by roofers with a blowtorch, destroyed the King Kong ride, the backlot where portions of Back to the Future were filmed and other locations. That portion of the park reopened a year later.
"A small fire contained within the former site of the Terminator 2 attraction was reported," a Universal Studios Hollywood spokesperson tells The Hollywood Reporter. "LA County Fire Department confirms the fire is out with no injuries reported relating to the incident. Park hours to the theme park will not be affected."