At least eight cars caught fire at a Disneyland parking structure Monday night, injuring park staffers, prompting some evacuations and causing nearly $180,000 in damage, authorities said.
During the blaze, seven Disney employees suffered minor injuries from smoke inhalation, four of whom were taken to the hospital, said Sgt. Daron Wyatt, a spokesman for the Anaheim Police Department.
No foul play is suspected, and the cause of the fire is under investigation.
The fire was reported just before 4:40 p.m. on the second floor of the Mickey & Friends parking garage, a six-level structure off Disneyland Drive near the northwest corner of Disneyland Park, Wyatt said.
The parking structure has floors named after Disney characters and provides about 10,000 parking spaces.
By 5:35 p.m., the fire was extinguished. Four cars were destroyed and another four cars had major damage. A few other vehicles had minor damage, police said.
Photos shared on social media showed clouds of smoke billowing out of the parking structure as parkgoers crowded outside, waiting to return to their cars.
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SOURCE: LA Times, Matt Hamilton