Working fire at Cedar Point - possibly 2 firefighters injured (Updated 10:50 p.m.)

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.
Sandusky Register Staff
Jul 7, 2010

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. 

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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.  

Check back for frequent updates.  

If you're visiting Cedar Point and you've taken cell-phone photos of the fire, feel free to e-mail them to photo@sanduskyregister.com

 

 

Comments

conserned

Sandusky firefighters have been working very hard.  They are our heroes, putting their lives on the line and fighting all of these area fires.  Stations are closed and they are running with minimum manpower.  But they continue to go in with their heads held high and being there for the city of Sandusky.   Please, when you go to lay your head on your pillow at night think of our everyday heroes and say a prayer that our God will continue to watch over them and bring them home safe  Thank you SFD for all of your hard work and dedication, we appreciate all that you do.

conserned

...Thank You...

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the unsilent ma...

i was there when it happened and aside from all the sirens there was no indication anything was wrong

Joker

"a musical bobsled ride"?  What a joke, was it Super Himalaya or the Matterhorn?

wwwboat

Once again within a day,our 5th street station as responed and without them,lives could have been lost. Two major ones in two days and 90 degrees too.Thanks to all!!!

conserned

Station 3 on 5th street was closed on Monday, the day of harbour fire. It was open for Cedar Point fire.

 

TyraB

2 things: ----

 

1. Thank god it wasn't a guest

2. Hopefully Cedar Point offers good health insurance plans

marygrace

 yeah I agree with you buddy that health insurance plans are necessary to those companies for their employes. pmp atlanta