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Dinosaur at New Jersey theme park catches fire

By Daniel Uria

LEONIA, N.J., May 12 (UPI) -- Police in Bergen County, N.J., responded to calls about a burning dinosaur at a local theme park.

Leonia police shared a photo of the attraction at Field Station Dinosaur Park, which was reduced to its metal skeleton after being engulfed by flames.

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"Report of a dinosaur on fire today. That was definitely a first for us," the police department wrote. "Sadly the dinosaur did not survive."

According to PIX 11, the fire occurred at Field Station Dinosaur Park's new location on Fort Lee Road, which was set to open in two weeks.

It is unclear what caused the fire, but the surrounding dinosaurs were unaffected, police pointed out.

"These dinosaurs survived, however they refused to give a witness statement," Leonia police wrote on Twitter.

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