RIP Puddles, the penguin-shaped hot air balloon that caught fire in Cathedral City

Puddles, a hot air balloon in the shape of a penguin that has traveled the world, met its end in Cathedral City on Friday night.

The balloon, which had paired with an identical balloon named Splash, caught fire about 8:45 pm near Date Palm Drive and East Palm Canyon Drive. The owners of Puddles told the Desert Sun that it is a complete loss.

No word on what caused the fire and promoters will continue with the festival all weekend, despite the loss of Puddles.

RIP.


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