Is WDW burning down? pic.twitter.com/CublfGCnNZ— Brian Carey (@BrianCarey_) June 5, 2015
The fire was reported to be between six and eight acres and burning off Disney property. Wildfires are not uncommon in Central Florida. Woodlands surround the Disney theme parks, and the entire region is the nation's lightning capital. Put those together, and no one should be surprised by an occasional fire.
Still, Orlando-area fires aren't like the huge wildfires out west in the United States, where thousands of acres of parched woodlands ignite from time to time. With its high humidity and flat terrain, Central Florida's fires tend to be easier to contain and fight, making them more an occasional nuisance than a potentially vacation-ruining threat.
No matter where you are, smoke can create a health hazard. If you are immediately downwind from a fire when in Central Florida, either get indoors or move elsewhere to get away from the smoke. Don't fall into the trap of sticking with your tour plan so stubbornly that you can't react to situations such as this.Tweet
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