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UPDATE: Fire at Silverwood caused by cigarette

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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.
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