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    Seven People Injured in Fire at Europa-Park in Rust, Germany (PHOTO, VIDEO)

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    About 500 firefighters and police, as well as ambulances have been working on Saturday at the site of a fire in the Europa-Park at Rust, a town on the Rhine River located approximately halfway between Freiburg and neighboring France's Strasbourg, according to the SWR broadcasting agency.

    At about 6.30 pm on Saturday, a blaze broke out in a warehouse at the Europa-Park Rust, which grew into a major fire. It took almost two and a half hours for the fire to be brought under control.

    Park management and police had initially said that two employees and two firefighters have been injured in the blaze.

    According to the latest police statement, seven firefighters were injured in efforts to put out a massive blaze at Germany's largest amusement park.

    According to park Director Michael Mack, the attraction "Pirates in Batavia" and part of the Scandinavian theme area were destroyed.

    Within 24 hours of the blaze, the Europa-Park Rust had re-opened for visitors. The cause of the fire is still unclear.

    "The Park has been started operating as planned. Currently, the Panorama Railway, Monorail, Pirates in Batavia, Fjord Rafting, Jungle Rafting and Koffiekopjes are not working. The Windjammer is running," the park representative tweeted.

    The Europa-Park Rust has about 100 attractions and several hotels and draws some 5.5 million visitors each year. It ranks as Europe's second most-visited entertainment complex, after Disneyland Paris. It is Germany's largest theme park.


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