December 22, 2014
DALLAS (AP) - About 100 people have been rescued without injury by firefighters after a monorail at the Dallas Zoo stopped operating.
Dallas Fire Rescue spokesman Jason Evans says as many as five extension ladders at a time were used to remove the passengers Saturday.
Evans says firefighters responded to a 911 call about 3:30 p.m. after an unspecified malfunction caused the train to stop moving.
He says the 30-minute rescue was made easier because the monorail stopped at a point that allowed for easy access to the passengers.
The zoo's website says the monorail is the only one in the U.S. that can "climb and turn, taking guests on a one-mile tour through bush, desert, forest, woodland, river and mountain environments."
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.