More Information On Fire Near Cinderella Castle Last Night

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Last night Reedy Creek fire trucks were seen rolling down Main Street U.S.A. towards Cinderella Castle. There were many stories floating around about where the fire was including one that said it was a kitchen fire.

The Coaster Crew were on the scene with a video.

The Orlando Sentinel has gotten more information from Jon Shirey, president of the Reedy Creek Firefighters Association. According Shirey they received a call about an electrical fire at a junction box somewhere around Cinderella Castle.

When firefighters got to the scene a tree was on fire next to the castle. Guests were evacuated from the castle and the area was roped off.

Jon Shirey, president of the Reedy Creek Firefighters Association, said the call initially came into the fire department around 6:45 p.m. as an electrical fire on a junction box outside the castle.

Fire personnel treated a security guard who inhaled dry chemicals from a fire extinguisher, Shirey said.

Firefighters are said to have thought the blaze started from a firework that caught the tree on fire, but an investigation is pending by the Fire Marshal over the incident.

No guests were hurt during the incident but one security guard was transported for non-emergency treatment. They apparently inhaled dry chemicals from a fire extinguisher, likely trying to stop the fire.

Those visiting the Magic Kingdom last night got quite a surprise when the firetrucks started entering Main Street U.S.A.  I can only imagine what they thought being there in person, given how all of us not there felt watching it go down.

Thank goodness Disney Cast Members and the Reedy Creek firefighters worked quickly and got it under control. Guests were back on their way shortly after.

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Source: The Coaster Crew on Twitter, Orlando Sentinel


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