ATF investigating fire that destroyed building behind Mt. Olympus Theme Park

LAKE DELTON, Wis. - A Mt. Olympus maintenance building is considered a total loss after a fire broke out early Wednesday morning, Lake Delton officials said.

Delton Fire crews responded just before 4 a.m. to a structure fire in a maintenance building at Mt. Olympus Theme Park at 1701 Wisconsin Dells Parkway, according to a release posted on Facebook.

The single-story steel building was reported to be fully involved in fire, but crews got the fire under control within about an hour, officials said.

The building is about 120 feet by 80 feet and contained maintenance equipment used by the theme park, according to the release.

Officials said a preliminary damage estimate is not available, but the building contained several vehicles and utility machines.

No one was injured in the fire, and there was no damage to other structures, according to the release.

Mt. Olympus Resort spokesman Nikos Laskaris said the resort was notified at 3:55 a.m. that the maintenance building behind the water and theme park was on fire. He said no one was near the shop at the time. 

There is no disruption to operations of the resort, water park, or theme park and operations are running normal, Laskaris said. 

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives spokeswoman Ashlee Sherrill said the agency is investigating the fire, as well as if there are any connections to the fire on Jan. 25 at a Wilderness Resort building in Wisconsin Dells. Both fires involved large structures and are nearby, about 2 miles away. 


Operations at the resort will not be directly impacted, and the hotel and water park will continue to operate as normal and remain open, officials said.

The cause of the fire is still unknown and under investigation.

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