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(VALENCIA, Calif.) — A fire at Six Flags’ Magic Mountain theme park caused the Colossus roller coaster to collapse.

Colossus, a wooden roller coaster built in the 1970s, had been temporarily closed since Aug. 17. Six Flags has said that it planned to turn the ride into a wood-and-steel hybrid roller coaster.

The park was closed on Monday, as it opens only on Saturdays and Sundays after Labor Day. No one was injured by the fire or the ride collapse.

Six Flags released a statement on Monday afternoon that announced that the fire had been extinguished.

The renovated ride, to be called Twisted Colossus, is still on track to open in spring of 2015.

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