It was a scary day at Universal Studios Hollywood! Firefighters rushed to the theme park to put out a fire this past Tuesday night that had already damaged a portion of the park. Firefighters responded to the park in Universal City about midnight and were able to quickly get the flames under control, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
Fire Breaks Out at Universal Studios Hollywood 13 Years After Another Destructive Blaze https://t.co/pNDNFnIdEe
— People (@people) June 2, 2021
The blaze occurred near the Despicable Me Minion Mayhem attraction that was under construction, as seen in a video shared to Twitter by a user who captured the fire. A rep from Universal confirmed to PEOPLE that there were no injures or damage to the rides and attractions from the fire, which occurred “back of house in a non-guest area.”
This must have been a scary situation for the park, as a massive fire destroyed a large portion of Universal Studio Hollywood’s back lot, “King Kong” attraction, and master recordings of songs by Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Chuck Berry and Aretha Franklin back in 2008. The cause of that fire was a result of a worker using a blowtorch to warm asphalt shingles. It took Universal years to recoup from that massive fire.
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation and no injuries were reported. Thankfully this time around, no attractions or rides were damaged by the fire. We are so thankful no one got hurt and that the park remains in tact!