Fire that damaged Colossus roller coaster sparked by welders

September 9, 2014 4:55 AM

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Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said the fire that damaged the wooden coaster Colossus at Six Flags Magic Mountain on Monday was sparked by welders working on the ride.

There were no injuries as a result of the blaze, which was reported at 1:32 p.m., said Los Angeles County Fire Inspector Scott Miller. The fire tore through one of the coaster's peaks.

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