Fire in Disneyland Parking

A fire in Disneyland parking burned nine cars and caused seven people to be treated for smoke inhalation. The Anaheim Police Department said only nine cars were impacted in a parking lot which has a capacity of 10,000 vehicles and the fire was handled in time.

The parking lot in the Mickey & Friends structure was the one that caught fire according to Sgt. Daron Wyatt of Anaheim Fire and Rescue.

Saved in Time

Firefighters were called to the scene at about 4:35 p.m. after an Anaheim police officer reported the blaze. Responding firefighters found thick black smoke and found that several vehicles had been engulfed in flames on the lot’s second level.

It was extinguished around 5:30 p.m., almost after an hour after flames were first reported.

The department also Tweeted:

Gustavo Torres who was at the park said that the smoke was so dense that it was visible from across the park.

“I mean you could see it from anywhere in the park where you were at,” he said.

The lot was evacuated as soon as the fire erupted, and the visitors were unable to return to their vehicles until a few minutes before 7 p.m.

Damages

There were a total of nine cars that suffered major damage, out of which four were completely destroyed, said the officials. Another one to three more vehicles reportedly incurred minor damage from radiant heat.

Daron Wyatt of Anaheim Fire and Rescue said:

“The parking structure holds up to 10,000 cars, so they’re parked very, very close together, so it doesn’t take much. It was miraculous that we were able to contain it to just nine.”

Seven Disneyland employees were treated for signs of excessive smoke inhalation out of which four of them had to be transported to a nearby hospital.

Initial damage was estimated to be around $180,000, authorities reported.

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