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Carousel Remains Closed After Fire Breaks Out At Playland

A look at the fire on the carousel at Playland that broke out around 4:15 p.m.
A look at the fire on the carousel at Playland that broke out around 4:15 p.m. Photo Credit: Mark Vigeant‏

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Officials with Rye Playland are hopeful of repairing the 102-year-old carousel that was damaged by a fire on Sunday.

Dozens of riders had to be evacuated from the popular carousel when a fire sparked at approximately 4:15 p.m. on Sunday afternoon at Playland, prompting firefighters from several municipalities to respond to the scene.

The carousel suffered water damage, as well as damage to the roof and other components; however, it is believed that the ride can be fixed. None of the horses were damaged by the fire.

No injuries have been reported. Playland stayed open during the incident. The ride remains closed, but will be re-opened after it is repaired. It is not immediately clear when the carousel will once again be open to riders. The carousel has been a mainstay in Westchester since 1928.

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