Firefighters quickly extinguished a fire that damaged a restaurant in Six Flags Great America in Gurnee Thursday afternoon, fire officials said.
The Gurnee Police Department, Gurnee Fire Department and Grayslake Fire Protection District responded around 2:24 p.m. Thursday to Six Flags Great America, 1 Great America Parkway in Gurnee, for a report of a structure fire.
Gurnee Battalion Fire Chief Bob Heraver told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that park personnel reported a fire at a restaurant near Hurricane Harbor.
Fire crews used the Washington Street entrance located at the southern side of the park and met with park security.
The fire department was escorted to the restaurant, where Gurnee police officers were already on scene.
Crews found a small fire on the exterior of the building running up the walls, Heraver said.
The fire traveled into the eaves and attic where a fire sprinkler head was located.
That sprinkler activated and helped extinguish a bulk of the fire in the attic, Heraver said.
Firefighters deployed one hose line to extinguish the rest of the fire.
Crews searched the restaurant, which was closed at the time, and did not find anyone inside, Heraver said.
The fire was brought under control around 10 minutes after the fire department’s arrival.
Firefighters conducted overhaul operations by pulling the ceilings and checking if the fire spread to other spots of the building.
No one was injured, Heraver added. The park was closed at the time.
A damage estimate and cause of fire were not immediately available.
The Six Flags Great America Public Relations Office has not yet returned a request for comment.
The fire remains under investigation by the Gurnee Fire Prevention Bureau.