Several people have been evacuated from a Ferris wheel in Florida after sparks appeared in a fire in part of the 122-meter-high facility.
The Ferris wheel, located in Orlando’s ICON Park amusement park, lost power around 6:20 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.
Then the gravity suddenly stopped and sparks rapidly rocked the carousel.
Dozens of Orange County firefighters were dispatched to the amusement park to rescue the passengers aboard.
Reuters reported that 62 people were rescued from the Ferris wheel in 20 different cabins..
The rescue operation will take more than 3 hours. The last occupant was removed at 10:45 p.m.
Fortunately, there were no reports of injuries.
On its website, the theme park highlights the “unique” nature of the carousel, which provides a view of Orlando. The cost of accessing it is 39 Canadian dollars.
The Ferris wheel at ICON Park has already made headlines.
In 2015, several people were locked in cabins for hours due to a technical issue.
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