Working fire at Cedar Point - possibly 2 firefighters injured (Updated 10:50 p.m.)
Sandusky Register Staff
Jul 7, 2010 at 12:16 AM
UPDATE (12:12 a.m.): Three firefighters remain hospitalized after battling the blaze at Cedar Point. Two suffered heat exhaustion and one was injured after falling from a ladder while trying to access the two-story maintenance building, which is virtually a complete loss.
Erie County Sheriff's dispatchers confirmed there is currently a working fire at Cedar Point.
Scanner traffic between Sandusky and Cedar Point firefighters indicate the burning structure is a two-story, metal building used for maintenance purposes. As of 9:25 p.m., firefighters were still working to extinguish the blaze.
At least one Cedar Point firefighter was taken by ambulance to the hospital to be treated for unknown injuries.
UPDATED 9:50 p.m.: Additional fire departments have been called to the scene to provide mutual aid, including Huron, Perkins and Margaretta fire.
UPDATED 10 p.m.: Fire personnel on scene have requested immediate transport for a "firefighter down," according to police scanner traffic. "I have a firefighter down; need transport A-S-A-P," one fire commander relayed on dispatch.
UPDATED 10:20 p.m.: Firefighters have indicated there appears to be no more smoke in the building at this time. The building is not located in the main park area, but in a maintenance area.
Park personnel have shut down three rides close to the fire — the Corkscrew, Power Tower and Super Himalaya. For the most part, park visitors said the fire has not affected them a bit; they've continued riding the other rides without much interruption.
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