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Four hurt after engine blaze at Animal Kingdom

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Published: February 11, 2008 at 1:36 PM

An engine fire at Kilimanjaro Safaris at Disney's Animal Kingdom in Florida yesterday injured four people and shut down the ride for the day.

Multiple sources quote a park official as reporting that an engine hosed failed, starting the fire. Three people were treated at the scene for minor injuries, and a girl was taken to Celebration Hospital for a reported knee injury, after jumping from the vehicle.

The ride opened again this morning.

Readers' Opinions

From Gareth H on February 11, 2008 at 8:02 PM
Not having much luck again this year are they.
From Jordan Siegert on February 11, 2008 at 8:57 PM
good thing non of the animals were hungry :)
From Rob P on February 12, 2008 at 5:24 AM
From Jordan Siegert on February 11, 2008 at 8:57 PM NEW!
good thing non of the animals were hungry :)

...........or hurt.

From claudia maffei on February 12, 2008 at 9:09 AM
I think they need to start checking their rides and things better. I always feel safe with Disney and still do. Out of the billions of people that go there there are bound to be problems. I am surprised it hasn't been me yet with the luck I have. :) Looks like some people should be getting a lifetime of free entries to Disney parks. :)
From Robert OGrosky on February 12, 2008 at 12:53 PM
Accidents will happen, and this is no big deal in the least. A hose malfunctions on a truck engine and everybody was removed from the vehicle with no injuries to speak of.
No reason that these guests should get life time pass's.
Give them some free fastpass's for there trouble, but nothing else is needed for a situation like this. Ive spent alot of time waiting in line for rides when they broke down and i wasnt able to ride the attraction and didnt receive any compensation for my trouble or waisted time, and this is no differnt than when any ride suffers a malfunction and no one is hurt.
Now a accident like that which happend on BTRR is a big deal, but this isnt.

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