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Early morning fire at Universal Orlando

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Published: September 11, 2007 at 11:02 AM

Media reports from Central Florida detail a truck fire at Universal's Islands of Adventure theme park in Orlando this morning.

Reports said that the fire spread to one of the Popeye & Bluto's Bilge-Rat Barges buildings, but that firefighters put out the fire before any significant damage could be done.

Readers' Opinions

From Erik Yates on September 11, 2007 at 11:35 AM
Dang! I suppose this means popeye will be closed for a while...damn thats a shame.
*Edit* My park rovers say it was behind Wimpys burgers and did no damage to popeye.
From Jaivion Williams on September 11, 2007 at 11:54 AM
oh WOW
From Robert Niles on September 11, 2007 at 1:12 PM
That it was behind Wimpy's and not the Popeye *ride* makes more sense to me, given the park's layout. Thanks for that update.
From David Renteria on September 11, 2007 at 1:23 PM
This is the 3rd fire at Universal in about a year.

If I remember correctly a fireworks storage unit or truck caught on fire.

Then I remember going one night for HHNs and there was a rather large fire in the ground floor of one of the parking lots. Team members were preventing people from going into that one parking structure while the fire department was putting it out.

And now this one.

From Brian Emery on September 11, 2007 at 1:29 PM
Sounds like A little mouse keeps setting fires ………hahahaaha
From Steven Hechler on September 11, 2007 at 2:44 PM
I just hope this fire doesn't stop the building of Harry Potter's World for 2009 @ Islands of Adventure.
From Gareth H on September 11, 2007 at 4:57 PM
Thats what woke me up this morning!!

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