No one was injured after firefighters contained a fire on the roof of a woodworking shop at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee Monday evening.
The Gurnee Fire Department responded around 6:50 p.m. Monday to Six Flags Great America, 1 Great America Parkway in Gurnee.
Emergency crews received a call for smoke and flames seen on the roof of a maintenance building on the amusement park property.
Firefighters were escorted to the building by security and found fire on top of the roof of a woodworking shop near the southeast corner of the park, Gurnee Battalion Fire Chief Bob Heraver said.
Crews used a ground ladder to gain access to the roof and deployed a hose line.
The fire was contained to the roofing material and insulation.
The fire was brought under control 10 minutes after the fire department’s arrival, Heraver said.
Firefighters conducted overhaul and salvage procedures and confirmed the fire did not spread into the building.
No one was injured and the park was closed at the time.
Heraver said efforts were coordinated smoothly between maintenance, management and security.
Firefighters also had easy access to a water supply due to the park’s hydrant system.
“Everything worked out well,” Heraver said.
Great America Communications Specialist Rachel Kendziora told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that the building sustained minimal damage.
“We are relieved to report that there were no injuries and appreciate the swift response from our team members and local fire department,” Kendziora said.