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Dragon float catches fire at Disney World; no injuries

May 11, 2018 GMT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Disney officials say a dragon float caught fire during a parade at Walt Disney World.

The Orlando Sentinel reports that the flames were quickly extinguished Friday afternoon during the Magic Kingdom’s daily Festival of Fantasy parade.

A video shot by a park visitor shows the dragon — representing the “Sleeping Beauty” character Maleficent — bobbing its burning head up and down. The dragon is designed to blow smoke and fire from its mouth.

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Firefighters responded, but the flames were out by the time they arrived. Social media videos show a Disney worker using a fire extinguisher on the dragon.

A Disney spokeswoman says no injuries were reported, and park officials were still trying to determine what went wrong.

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Information from: Orlando Sentinel, http://www.orlandosentinel.com/