UPDATE: Fire at Silverwood caused by cigarette - KFBB.com News, Sports and Weather

UPDATE: Fire at Silverwood caused by cigarette

Posted: Updated:
ATHOL, Idaho - After a thorough investigation into the fire that closed a portion of Silverwood Theme Park last weekend, investigators with the Timberlake Fire Protection District say it was most likely an improperly discarded cigarette that started the fire. 

The fire happened on August 24th, around 2:00pm in a restroom at the Boulder Beach Water park. The water park was evacuated while crews worked to put the flames out. 

The fire originated in an employee-only access area of the restroom. 

No one was injured, but the building was destroyed. 

Previous Coverage:

A spokesman says the Boulder Beach Water Park section of Silverwood Theme Park is back open after a fire forced staff to evacuate it Sunday afternoon. 

The fire broke out at about 2 p.m. in the restroom building on the northeastern side of the park. Employees evacuated the water park, but the rest of Silverwood Theme Park remained open.

Fire crews extinguished the fire and deemed the area safe for re-opening. No one was hurt.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Colin Kaepernick may be calling himself a Seahawk soon

    Colin Kaepernick may be calling himself a Seahawk soon

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 1:03 PM EDT2017-05-24 17:03:10 GMT

    KHQ.COM - According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, will be in Seattle for a workout with the Seahawks on Wednesday. Seattle is interested in bringing in a veteran backup behind Russell Wilson. Coach Pete Carroll said last week that Kaepernick...

    KHQ.COM - According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, will be in Seattle for a workout with the Seahawks on Wednesday. Seattle is interested in bringing in a veteran backup behind Russell Wilson. Coach Pete Carroll said last week that Kaepernick...

  • Costs a question as VA plans mental care for discharged vets

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 12:28 PM EDT2017-05-24 16:28:36 GMT

    WASHINGTON - Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin is touting new efforts to expand urgent mental health care to thousands of former service members with less-than-honorable discharges. But he's also acknowledging his department isn't seeking additional money to pay for it. Testifying at a House hearing, Shulkin offered new details on his initiative announced in March to stem stubbornly high rates of suicide.

    WASHINGTON - Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin is touting new efforts to expand urgent mental health care to thousands of former service members with less-than-honorable discharges. But he's also acknowledging his department isn't seeking additional money to pay for it. Testifying at a House hearing, Shulkin offered new details on his initiative announced in March to stem stubbornly high rates of suicide.

  • Police: Man locked disabled child in hot car to punish mom

    Police: Man locked disabled child in hot car to punish mom

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 12:23 PM EDT2017-05-24 16:23:58 GMT

    COLUMBUS, Miss. - A Mississippi man is under arrest on a felony child abuse charge after police say he purposefully locked a disabled child in a hot car to punish the girl's mother. Thirty-one-year-old Brandon Windham was arrested last Thursday after witnesses said he walked away from a car with a girl inside. The Clarion-Ledger reports that the heat index was 90 degrees at the time. 

    COLUMBUS, Miss. - A Mississippi man is under arrest on a felony child abuse charge after police say he purposefully locked a disabled child in a hot car to punish the girl's mother. Thirty-one-year-old Brandon Windham was arrested last Thursday after witnesses said he walked away from a car with a girl inside. The Clarion-Ledger reports that the heat index was 90 degrees at the time.