ANAHEIM – Firefighters quickly doused a fire that broke out this afternoon at a construction site at the Dream Tower of the Disneyland Hotel, authorities said.
The fire was reported at 1:31 p.m. at 1717 S. Disneyland Dr., which is near the hotel, after heavy smoke was seen billowing from the third floor of the tower, said Anaheim fire spokeswoman Maria Sabol.
An Anaheim Fire investigator’s SUV sits with it’s lights flashing in front of the Disneyland Hotel Feb. 16. Firefighters quickly doused a minor fire there where crews were working on a construction project.
The fire was out in about five minutes with the help of about 21 firefighters from Anaheim and Disneyland, Sabol said.
The fire broke out when a blue plastic sheet ignited after welders – using torches – were working on an outside elevator of the 12-story building, Sabol said. The tower – one of three at the hotel — is being remodeled and was vacant.
No injuries were reported.
A few fire vehicles were outside the hotel shortly after the fire, but the effects of the fire could not be seen from the outside.
Disney guests were unaffected by the fire, said Suzi Brown, a Disneyland Resort spokeswoman.