Dinosaur catches fire at Ohio amusement park
Wed, 25 May 2011 19:30:19 GMT —
A dinosaur has caught fire during work on an Ohio amusement park's own version of "Jurassic Park," sending up a long plume of smoke that drew the attention of people traveling on a nearby interstate highway.
No one was hurt. Spokesman Don Helbig at Kings Island in the Cincinnati area says the park's new "Dinosaurs Alive!" attraction will still have its scheduled grand opening on Thursday.
He tells multiple media outlets that Tuesday's fire broke out during construction, after the park's 8 p.m. closing time. Helbig says the cause is unclear and that the fire was confined to just one of the 60 life-sized animatronic dinosaurs that move and make sounds.
Billowing smoke was captured on video by people traveling on Interstate 71, alongside Kings Island.