Six Flags White Water To Reopen After Fire

Six Flags White Water To Reopen After Fire

COBB COUNTY, Ga.,None — Six Flags White Water Park will reopen Tuesday, two days after a fire broke out in a maintenance building forcing an evacuation.

Thick smoke and fire forced visitors out of the nearby wave pool and then park officials closed the entire park. Visitors said they ran into bottlenecks as thousands of people funneled through one exit.

"It took us approximately half an hour (before we were able to) reach the front gate. Once we were able to get there, they said to keep moving but there was nowhere to go," said visitor Ryan Ingoglia.

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"We saw a big, old black ball of smoke in the air and the next thing you know, they closed the park," said visitor Matthew Braham.

Firefighters said they still aren't sure what caused the fire.

Guests who were visiting the park Sunday received a complimentary ticket for a return visit. White Water officials said if a guest has questions in regards to ticketing they should call 770-948-9290.

Officials said the park would open Tuesday at 10 a.m. as scheduled.

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