Fire on Six Flags Over Georgia ride sends two employees to hospital (VIDEO)

Officials with the theme park told Channel 2 Action News that the engine of the train ride started on fire. 

ATLANTA — There were some scary moments for parkgoers Saturday when a train ride at Six Flags Over Georgia caught fire.

Officials with the theme park told Channel 2 Action News that the train's engine started on fire.

Channel 2 Action News viewer Logan Lerew sent video to Channel 2 Action News shows large amounts of smoke coming from the train.

Two employees near the train had to be taken to a hospital.

The park said there were no parkgoers on the ride, but one guest did receive an injury from the incident. The person was treated at the park's medical center and released.

Employees could be seen on the video moving people away from the train as loud pops could be heard coming from it.


Six Flags officials said the employees were taken to the hospital as a precaution.

Six Flags sent us a statement saying:

“A fire broke out on the engine of the Six Flags Railroad and was quickly contained. No guests were on board. The area was immediately evacuated. Two employees were transported to the hospital for further evaluation. The safety of our employees and guests is our top priority. The train is closed for further inspection.”