Firefighters union says Disney fireworks causing brush fires

Posted Friday, April 28, 2017 9:42 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Disney World recently suspended campfires at its resorts because of the burn ban, but the firework shows continue, and the Firefighters Union said small embers from the Star Wars show are starting brush fires.

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Friday, April 28, 2017 9:52 AM

I thought Reedy Creek was pretty much the Disney run government? It's like they are fighting with themselves. Or, is this more about just some loud mouth union boss spouting off and making waves because he can?

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Friday, April 28, 2017 10:05 AM

It's probably the latter. This is the most dry spring I've seen since I've been here though. I mean, your average lawn is irrigated, but undeveloped land is crazy dry right now. You can see the sprinklers around the perimeter of Magic Kingdom, but it's weird that they're having issues at Studios with their show. Doesn't seem like they're using a lot of stuff near the wooded area, and that show looks like a whole lot of cold pyro launched from within the park.

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Friday, April 28, 2017 10:41 AM

Not to play armchair Disney pyro guy in charge, but I would assume that we aren't talking about that large of a footprint of undeveloped wooded area where the amber(s) typically land. Just run some hoses and sprinklers throughout the area and soak down the area before each show; like how they do to the rooftops at MK right before each Wishes. Perhaps it's more complicated than that...

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Friday, April 28, 2017 6:14 PM

That seems incredibly wasteful.

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Friday, April 28, 2017 7:58 PM

Any moreso than the whole enterprise in the first place?

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