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Firefighters rescue passengers from broken Ferris wheel at Hollywood High School carnival

June 10, 2010 |  9:15 pm

Los Angeles firefighters were rescuing at least 10 people Thursday night from a broken Ferris wheel at a carnival at Hollywood High School, officials said.

Firefighters were using a 100-foot aerial ladder as a crane to lower the passengers onto a platform closer to the ground, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.

Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said the incident was reported at 7:42 p.m. The rescue was still underway about 9 p.m.

It was unclear what caused the Ferris wheel to stop. No injuries were reported.

-- Robert J. Lopez