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Mickey and Friends Parking Structure fire update


Fire at Mickey and Friends Parking Structure

The investigation into last night’s fire at the Mickey and Friends parking structure has narrowed the origin between two vehicles, a 2015 Toyota Prius and a 2001 Ford Expedition.

The area of origin is believed to be in either the cargo area of the Prius where the battery is located or the engine compartment of the Expedition, which were within three feet of each other. Continue reading

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Foul play not suspected in Mickey and Friends parking structure fire at Disneyland


Fire at Mickey and Friends Parking Structure

ANAHEIM, CA – (February 13, 2017) – Anaheim Fire & Rescue responded to the Mickey and Friends parking structure around 4:37 pm regarding a vehicle fire. The first units on scene reported heavy smoke and several vehicles fully involved in flames on the second level of the structure. Firefighters quickly attacked the fire and obtained knock down in less than 30 minutes.

Eight vehicles suffered extensive damage and another one to three vehicles had minor damage from the radiant heat. The Mickey and Friends parking structure was evacuated for approximately three hours while the smoke was cleared from the structure. Continue reading

Remembering when the Christmas tree at the Grand Californian Hotel caught fire


Disney's Christmas Tree

The Christmas tree on Main St., at Disneyland

Like most of us, Disneyland no longer uses a real Christmas Tree, on Main St.  They switched to a giant sixty food artificial tree in 2008.  A cast member told me this weekend that the switch was due to the time it took to put the lights on the real trees.  Now they store the artificial tree in a big warehouse and it is a lot quicker to deploy it, although it still takes a few days.

These artificial trees are not, by the way, fireproof.  Back in 2005 a similar tree went up in flames, at 3 am, at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel, forcing a mass evacuation of thousands of guests.  I know, as I showed up the very next day to oversee the safety of the restoration workers, from American Technologies, who cleaned up the mess.  Continue reading