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Fire breaks out at Universal Studios building housing closed ride



Tourists get their picture taken at the front entrance of Universal Studios Hollywood theme park on May 4, 2010.
Tourists get their picture taken at the front entrance of Universal Studios Hollywood theme park on May 4, 2010.
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Los Angeles County fire officials say a fire broke out at a building housing a closed theme park ride at Universal Studios.

Inspector Quvondo Johnson says reports of heavy smoke came in at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday from the theme park.

Johnson says the ride is under construction and the blaze may have resulted from a welding torch.

Firefighters have searched the three-story building and no one was found.