Original Article: A short-lived fire erupted at Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges at Universal’s Islands of Adventure this morning. Thankfully, it was extinguished quickly.
A WDWNT employee saw the fire from across the lagoon and could also hear shouting. As you can see in the photos below, the fire sent up “a plume of black smoke.”
Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges is currently closed for refurbishment so guests wouldn’t have been affected by the blaze.
This news was initially reported by WDWNT.
Stay tuned to Orlando Theme Park Zone for further updates.
Update: Courtesy of Ashley Carter, we now have more information regarding what is being described a “flash fire.”
Carter tweeted the following in relation to the incident: