UPDATE: Arson Suspected in Abandoned Amusement Park Fire


POSTED: Monday, January 23, 2012 - 9:53am

UPDATED: Monday, January 23, 2012 - 10:01am

UPDATE: Arson is suspected in Monday's fire at the old Magic Landing Amusement Park.

According to the El Paso County Sheriffi's Office, the Socorro Fire Chief determined that the fire at the abandoned park was intentionally set. 

There are no suspects. 

No injuries were reported.

EL PASO - Firefighters responded to a massive fire at the old Magic Landing Amusement Park in East El Paso County.

The fire started at about 3:00 a.m. Monday.  About 20 volunteer firefighters from Horizon, San Elizario, Clint and Socorro responded to the fire.  It took crews about 20 minutes to control the flames.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

According to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office, there have been problems with kids hanging out at the abandoned park.  However, there is no confirmation of a connection to Monday's fire.

Magic Landing closed its doors to the public in 1988.

Newschannel 9 will continue to follow this story.  Stay with KTSM.com for updates.

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