After a small structure fire broke out and spread throughout the water park area, Canada’s Wonderland was evacuated late Sunday night.
According to York Regional Police, Wonderland was evacuated “as a precaution due to blowing smoke.”
Police were called in to assist Vaughan Fire.
“Please avoid the area as crews respond to the situation and patrons evacuate the area,” YRP said in a tweet posted shortly after 11:30 p.m. Sunday.
The fire reportedly started around 10:45 p.m. shortly after Canada’s Wonderland hosted Civic Holiday fireworks. It is not yet clear if the fire is linked to the display.
According to Vaughan fire, a pump house as well as a few water slides were damaged by the fire, which was quickly extinguished.
The fire department, which had 8 apparatuses on site at the peak of the fire, indicted at this point they do not have evidence it was caused by fireworks, “but we will be looking at all possible sources of origin,” they said.
Canada’s Wonderland Spokesperson Grace Peacock told CP24 that the affected area, Splash Works closed at 6 p.m.
She said “impacted areas” of the park were “clear of guests and remaining associates were evacuated.”
“Emergency crews responded, no injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is being investigated,” she said, adding the amusement park is open to the public today, except for Splash Works.
Several patrons and passersby shot video of the incident and posted it to social media.