Hollywood, CA – A Universal Studios Hollywood fire closed rides at the famous theme park in California. Fortunately, no one was killed by the fire and the LA County firefighters are reporting only one minor injury to one of their men.
Just weeks after a woman was detained for making a false bomb threat at Universal Studios Orlando, the famous theme park chain has been hit by another tragedy…this time on the other side of the nation. The Terminator 2 attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood closed in December and the space was being renovated for a new attraction. Firefighters got a call around 1:15 PM that there were flames on upper floors of the three-story building.
A Universal Studios Hollywood spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter what happened next:
“A small fire contained within the former site of the Terminator 2 attraction was reported. 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.”
Yahoo contradicts this statement only a little, saying that the fire was knocked down in about 45 minutes but that one firefighter received minor injuries. According to the Los Angeles Times, by 2:30 PM the Fire Department said that neither Universal City Walk nor any other attractions had been damaged by the blaze.
The Terminator attraction was being removed, making way for a new, as of yet unannounced, attraction. Even though the fire was mostly confined, the building has suffered medium to heavy damage from the fire according to fire officials. Delays for the new ride would probably be expected. Fire officials have stated that they do not yet know what started the fire.