Fire crews called to Kings Island

Smoke fills Flight of Fear Building at Kings Island.  (Photo/WLWT)
Smoke fills Flight of Fear Building at Kings Island. (Photo/WLWT)

MASON, Ohio (WDTN) — Fire officials responded to Kings Island on reports of a fire on the Flight of Fear roller coaster Saturday morning.

This was the second time this month firefighters have been called due to a problem with that ride.

Emergency crews were called to the park June 2 after heavy smoke was reported inside the same building. Officials said that incident was caused by an electrical motor putting off a lot of smoke. Eighteen people were exposed to the smoke and two people were treated at the scene.

Our partners at WLWT report that Kings Island’s PR representative Don Helbig issued the following statement: “Saturday at about 10:35 a.m. smoke was detected coming from an electrical panel located outside of the Flight of Fear building. Kinds Island emergency personnel responded quickly and the damage was limited to the electrical panel. As always, the safety of our guests and associates remains our number one priority.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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