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A small fire erupted Saturday night at Downtown Disney’s new construction site, Splitsville. Shoppers and diners near Disneyland, strolling the Downtown Disney shops and eating at restaurants, smelled smoke at approximately 9:30 p.m. Saturday night. According to one Twitter user, smoke could be smelled as far as Disneyland Hotel’s Frontier Tower.
Disneyland Fire Department and Anaheim Fire and Rescue received the 911 call and responded to the blaze at approximately 9:40 p.m., according to Sgt. Daron Wyatt of Anaheim Fire & Rescue.
“It was a small dumpster fire in a construction zone near Downtown Disney,” Wyatt told Patch. “The fire was quickly extinguished and operations were back to normal within about 10 minutes. No guests were in danger.”
Passers by smelled smoke and then saw the flames leaping behind the construction fence of Splitsville, according to multiple Twitter reports.
Downtown Disney used to be cool but now it’s a total dumpster fire. pic.twitter.com/KTIWhsBwMr
— Brad Douglas (@kazamatsuri) December 10, 2017
Fire in Downtown Disney 😱😳 pic.twitter.com/pZhZJjJyUA
— Chynna Raymundo (@ChynnaRaymundo) December 10, 2017
Witnesses on scene reported seeing firefighters respond quickly to douse the flames and the construction fire was extinguished in a short period of time.
Eating dinner at a Downtown Disney restaurant. There’s a fire outside and the crew is handling it so well I’m pretty sure 90% of the restaurant has no idea. pic.twitter.com/DVRKmRmtvN
— Greg Rice (@GregRicey) December 10, 2017
A representative for Disney says that the fire was contained to a dumpster in a construction area. The representative says the fire was quickly brought under control and operations continued as normal within a short period of time. The cause of the fire was not given.