WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. (WMTV) – The Delton Fire Department responded to a structure fire at Mt. Olympus Theme Park on Wednesday around 3:55 a.m. According to a press release, when crews arrived the single story maintenance building was fully engulfed in flames. The fire was put out around 5 a.m.
No one was injured in the fire. The building contained maintenance equipment used by the theme park and is a total loss after the fire. Authorities said operations of the resort were not directly impacted and there was no damage to neighboring buildings.
The cause of the fire is unknown at this time and it is under investigation.
A spokesperson from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said investigators are working with Lake Delton authorities to investigate whether the fire is connected to the Wilderness Resort dormitory fire that happened in January. No arrests have been made in the Wilderness Resort fire, but they do have some leads. A reward of $10,000 is being offered to anyone who has more information that will lead to an arrest.
"It is way too early to begin that whole speculation of a serial arsonist or something like that because the fire just happened. Give us some time. We'll process the scene. We'll come up with a determinitation as best as we can and we will share that with everybody and move forward from there," said Chief Darren Jorgenson with Delton Fire Department.
Jorgenson said preliminary damage estimates at Mt. Olympus are at 1.2 million dollars. Jorgenson also said investigators worked at the site throughout the day going through evidence.
"At the burn site, right now, it's secured. Investigators are there beginning the process of combing through the evidence. It's a big building with a lot of stuff in it, so it's going to take some time. We do have inverstigators on site and they are working and will contunue working until sunset and then continue their process tomorrow and continue to do that as long as they need," said Jorgenson.