VALENCIA, Calif. (KTLA) — Colossus, an iconic roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain caught fire on Monday afternoon, significantly damaging a part of the ride that was in the process of being taken apart. Sister station KTLA reports the theme park said the top of the lift hill caught fire while contractors were working on disassembling it.
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No injuries were reported and the park was closed on Monday. The ride itself had been closed since August 17 so workers could start the process of transforming the 36-year-old roller coaster into what the park touted as the longest hybrid coaster in the world.
KTLA reports that wood where the fire started was charred black, planks were falling to the ground and part of the track had completely collapsed.