Fire Breaks out near New Great America Roller Coaster [Video]
Scary! A fire near Great America's Newest roller coaster "Goliath" broke out on Friday afternoon. Gurnee firefighters were called to Six Flags Great America after roof shingles caught fire on a structure attached to the new wooden roller coaster.
The shingles are located above the area where passengers will board the roller coaster when it opens for business this summer. WGN-TV reports that Gurnee Fire Department Battalion Chief Jim Pellitteri said that the shingles caught on fire around 2 p.m. Friday.
The flames were already put out fire crews arrived by park employees. Upon arrival, firefighters sprayed more water and foam for about 30 minutes to ensure the fire didn’t reignite.
The good news is that the fire will not affect the planned opening of "Goliath".
Six Flags officials say that Goliath is the “world’s fastest wooden roller coaster with the tallest and steepest drop.”