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Feb 11,2008
Engine fire shuts down Disney World ride
by UPI

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The safari ride at Florida's Disney World was shut down for examination Monday after fire broke out in the engine of one of the transport vehicles.

One woman complained of a knee injury after jumping off the truck when it caught fire and three other passengers asked for medical evaluation at the scene, the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel reported Monday.

A Disney spokeswoman said the Sunday afternoon fire was triggered by the failure of a hose in the engine compartment of a truck used to shuttle passengers on the Kilimanjaro Safari.

Andrea Finger told the Sentinel that a team would inspect hoses on the all the safari trucks and the ride would reopen once that task had been completed. The newspaper said the ride was operating Monday morning.

Copyright © 2008, by United Press International. All Rights Reserved.

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