newsCO.com.au –Historic carousel catches fire at amusement park

July 10, 2017

Firefighters rushed to Playland in Rye in Westchester County on Sunday as smoke and flames shot up from the park’s historic carousel, witnesses said.

The blaze started at about 3:45 p.m., witnesses said.

News 12 of Westchester reported the blaze was put out quickly — but not before visible damage was done to the roof.

No injuries were immediately reported.

The carousel at Playland was originally built in 1915 and has 66 horses, according to the park’s Web site.

“This is a great work of mechanical precision and artistic merit,” according to the park’s description.

Firefighters, in a bucket ladder, could be seen blasting water at the top of the smoking carousel.

While the carousel was obviously closed, Playland remained opened and was still schedule for its regular 10 p.m. closing, a park operator said.

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