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Dragon catches on fire during Disneyland's 'Fantasmic' show

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Posted at 4:17 PM, Apr 23, 2023
and last updated 2023-04-23 16:17:32-04

(CNN) — An animatronic dragon caught fire at California's Disneyland park on Saturday evening, according to Disney officials.

"During the final showing of 'Fantasmic' at Disneyland park on Saturday evening, the dragon caught fire," Disney officials told CNN in an email. "Anaheim Fire & Rescue quickly responded and the fire was extinguished."

They added all cast members and guests were evacuated from Tom Sawyer Island and attractions near the island were cleared of guests due to smoke and wind.

"The cause of the fire remains under investigation at this time," the statement went on.

CNN has reached out to Anaheim Fire & Rescue for more information.

"Fantasmic" is a long-running nighttime Disney show at the company's parks in Florida and California. The show features "special effects, state-of-the-art projections and superb pyrotechnics" and "Maleficent as a 45-foot, fire-breathing dragon," according to Disney's website.