Six Flags Goliath fire damages station roof

GURNEE, Ill. (WLS) -- A small fire at Goliath roller coaster at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee was quickly extinguished, according to the amusement park's communications manager.

The fire was on the roof of the Goliath station and caused "minimal damage," according to Six Flags. Park personnel quickly extinguished the fire, officials said, and Gurnee Fire department crews were called to investigate.

No injuries were reported and officials said the fire will not affect the ride's opening. Goliath's initial opening was scheduled for May 24, but was halted due to "delays in the final touches."

Goliath is Six Flags' newest wooden roller coaster, which is the first of its kind to propel riders upside-down.
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