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Cedar Point game warehouse, restaurant building catch fire


Sandusky Register Staff

01:33 AM Aug 12 2011





(UPDATED) A Cedar Point building that houses a restaurant and game storage area caught fire early Friday morning, prompting Sandusky firefighters to call in additional manpower to handle the blaze.


A Cedar Point security officer noticed the blaze at about 12:30 a.m.


Cedar Point's firefighters went to the scene, but the park's dispatcher quickly asked Sandusky fire to help fight the blaze.


The building, which houses Johnny Rockets restaurant and a game warehouse, is located on the east side of the midway near the park's entrance.


Sandusky firefighters arrived and immediately called in additional crews from other shifts, a Sandusky fire dispatcher said. All told, about 15 Sandusky firefighters fought the fire.


At about 1:20 a.m. police scanner traffic indicated firefighters had knocked down the brunt of the blaze, but some flames and smoke still lingered.


At least three fire trucks and one ladder truck responded, as well as one ambulance. Sandusky fire didn't call any other fire departments to provide mututal aid.


Cedar Point spokesman Robin Innes, who arrived at the park at about 1:30 a.m., said no one was injured and the building was empty when the fire started.


The park had also cleared of guests by 11 p.m., so the fire had no impact on visitors.


The fire itself wasn't large, Innes said, and the flames were limited mostly to the warehouse area. Johnny Rockets sustained some water and smoke damage.


"Everybody's safe, no injuries," Innes said. "Tomorrow it'll be business as usual."


The park still plans to open at 9 a.m. Friday for early-entry guests and 10 a.m. for the general public.




Sandusky fire officials say the fire was likely ignighted by a fluorescent sign in a hallway of the building. The blaze is currently being considered accidental.

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