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Brush Fire Under Control at Walt Disney World

20 May 2011 2 Comments

Fire crews have been working on and off this week to control a small fire on Walt Disney World property.

According to Bo Jones, assistant fire chief for Reedy Creek Emergency Services, the fire began last Sunday afternoon in a wooded area situated between Magic Kingdom and Fort Wilderness Resort.  By Tuesday the blaze, which flared to approximately 3.5 to 5 acres of property, had been largely contained.  The cause of the fire is believed to be a lightening strike.

Officials have stated that the resort’s buildings have not been in immediate danger from the fire, and no injuries have been reported, though smoke from the blaze was considerable.

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  • C P said:

    The smoke was very heavy at the campgrounds all week. We had ash all over our car each morning.

  • Brooke Fehr (author) said:

    Oh wow – thanks so much for the on-the-ground report! Hope that you were able to enjoy your WDW visit in spite of the smoke! Thanks so much for reading and commenting.

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