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Wooden Roller Coaster Catches Fire At Six Flags Magic Mountain

Colossus at the California theme park caught fire around 1:45 p.m., the Los Angeles County Fire Department said. The roller coaster has been closed since August.

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Colossus, the 125-foot-tall wooden roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain, caught fire Monday afternoon.

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The roller coaster has been closed since August as the Valenica, California, theme park revamps it with a new, twisted steel track.

Twisted Colossus was scheduled to open next year.

#MagicIC Colossus Ride on Fire. 1000 sq ft building fire attack underway

LACounty Fire PIO@LACoFDPIO

#MagicIC Colossus Ride on Fire. 1000 sq ft building fire attack underway

1:46 PM - 08 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

No injuries were reported, but the fire did rip through a portion of the wooden track.

#BREAKING: Partial Collapse. #MagicMountain #KTLA

Marcus Smith@MarcusSmithKTLA

#BREAKING: Partial Collapse. #MagicMountain #KTLA

1:53 PM - 08 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The fire was under control shortly after 2 p.m.

The fire at the top of the lift hill at Colossus is now out. The park was closed today and there were no injuries.

Six Flags MM@SFMagicMountain

The fire at the top of the lift hill at Colossus is now out. The park was closed today and there were no injuries.

2:12 PM - 08 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Since it opened in 1978, the original Colossus was one of the largest wooden coasters in the world. Its nearly 13-story frame covers 10 acres of land in the park and is a landmark visible to freeway drivers.

PHOTO: #Colossus on fire @LACo_FD on scene #MagicMountain

Julie Sone@JulieSone

PHOTO: #Colossus on fire
@LACo_FD on scene #MagicMountain

1:57 PM - 08 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Watch the original Colossus in action here.

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Claudia Koerner is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles.

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