Three People Injured at Disneyland After Light Pole Falls onto Crowd Due to Strong Winds

One person sustained “serious injuries” and was taken to the hospital, according to CNN

<p>Getty</p> Entrance at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif.


Entrance at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif.
  • Strong winds reportedly caused a light pole to fall at Disneyland on Monday morning

  • Three people were injured in total and one was transported to the hospital

  • The National Weather Service issued an advisory that winds could reach up to 25 miles per hour

Three people were injured at Disneyland on Monday morning after a light pole fell, CNN reports.

The incident at the Anaheim, Calif. park was reportedly caused by strong winds in the area. One of the injured parkgoers was taken to the hospital after sustaining “serious injuries,” the outlet states, while the two other parkgoers’ injuries were minor.

CBS News reports the incident occurred around 8:30 a.m. PT shortly after the park opened for the day at 8 a.m. According to the outlet, Disneyland employees were seen directing guests away from the fallen lamp post while it was being repaired. The area was reportedly closed off to the public for most of the morning.

PEOPLE's requests for comment from Disneyland and the Anaheim Fire and Rescue Department were not immediately returned.

Related: Fire Breaks Out at Disneyland Near the California Amusement Park's Main Street

Prior to the incident, the National Weather Service issued a wind advisory in Orange County coastal areas in effect until Tuesday morning. According to the notice, wind gusts could reach up to 25 miles per hour and potentially “blow around unsecured objects,” including tree limbs.

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<p>AaronP/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images</p> Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif.

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Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif.

In April, Disneyland parkgoers witnessed another terrifying event when a 45-foot animatronic dragon burst into flames during a show. The figure, known as Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty, was seen breathing fire during the performance before it unexpectedly became engulfed in flames.

"During the final showing of Fantasmic at Disneyland park on Saturday evening, the dragon prop caught fire," the resort said in a statement. "Anaheim Fire & Rescue quickly responded, and the fire was extinguished."

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An initial press release from the California theme park said the blaze was likely caused by a "leak of flammable fluid, seen dripping down from the mouth moments before the fireball effect went off."

The statement added that fire effects would be “temporarily suspended” in select shows “out of an abundance of caution."

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