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Fire at Disneyland parking structure destroys cars, sends employees to the hospital

Police and fire officials are investigating a fire that broke out Monday evening in a giant parking structure at Disneyland, which destroyed four cars, sent four employees to the hospital for smoke inhalation, and caused nearly $180,000 in damage.

The fire on the second floor of the Mickey & Friends structure was reported at 4:40 p.m., and was out by 5:35 p.m. Officials said four additional cars sustained major damage and three other employees suffered smoke inhalation, but they did not have to go to the hospital. The fire does not appear to have been deliberately set, authorities say, and an investigation is underway.

The parking structure has 10,000 parking spots, and when it opened in 2000, it was considered the largest such structure in North America, the Los Angeles Times reports. Disneyland kept guests away from the structure as the fire burned, and visitors with cars on the second level weren't able to get to their vehicles until around 8 p.m.