Wooden roller coaster catches fire

Wooden roller coaster catches fire

A fire has badly damaged a wooden roller coaster at the Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park in Southern California.

On 8 September, fire crews attended the park in Santa Clarita, Los Angeles, to tackle a structural fire, which had broken out on the Colossus ride. The roller coaster is famous for being world’s tallest and fastest roller coaster when it opened in 1978. It is 125ft tall and reaches speeds of 62mph.

The ride closed last month for renovations to convert it into a hybrid wood and steel coaster. Firefighters extinguished the blaze within 30 minutes of arriving at the scene, but part of the track collapsed during the operation. Nobody was injured during the incident and an investigation is underway to establish the cause of the fire.

You can view a video of the incident below: