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Universal ride that caught fire will be closed for weeks
The Universal Orlando ride will be closed to repair the damage, and to undergo seasonal maintenance, according to Universal. Ripsaw Falls had already been scheduled to be closed for maintenance in a couple of weeks.
About 5:30 Saturday evening, the ride and surrounding Toon Lagoon area were evacuated when clouds of black smoke started billowing from the ride's roof. Forty firefighters called to the scene had the fire under control in about 30 minutes and completely out in about an hour, officials told the Orlando Sentinel.
No guests were injured in the fire, though a few were evaluated at the theme park's first aid station.
The rest of the Islands of Adventure theme park remained open during and after the fire.
The exact cause of the blaze is still under investigation.