Waterpark at Canada’s Wonderland partially reopened after weekend fire

Most of Canada’s Wonderland’s 20-acre water park reopens today after a weekend fire.

The fire broke out around 10:45 PM on Sunday, July 31, at Splash Works, located in the northwestern part of the amusement park.

Vaughan Fire told CP24 that a pump house and a pair of water slides were damaged by the fire, which was quickly extinguished.

No injuries were reported.

The amusement park was completely evacuated late Sunday night after a small fire broke out in a building and spread within Splash Works, which closed at 6 p.m. that day. York Regional Police, who were on hand to assist the Vaughan fire, said the amusement park had been “vacated as a precaution due to smoke blasts”.

Canada’s Wonderland reopened to the public on Monday, but Splash Works, home to the largest outdoor wave pool and 17 water slides, was out of service that day.

In an Aug. 2 email to CP24, Wonderland spokesperson Grace Peacock said that while most of the water park will reopen on Tuesday, five water attractions will remain closed.

The fire reportedly started shortly after Wonderland hosted the Civic Holiday fireworks, but it’s not clear yet if the fire is related to the display.

Vaughan Fire, who had eight devices on site at the height of the fire, said they have no evidence at this time that the fire was caused by fireworks, “but will be looking at all possible sources of origin.”

Ontario’s Office of the Fire Marshall is now investigating.

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