Small fire overnight forces SkyWheel to temporarily close
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) – The SkyWheel in Myrtle Beach will be closed on Friday after a small fire broke out on the property overnight.
SkyWheel released a statement saying the fire damaged part of the loading deck and a nearby gondola.
Members of the SkyWheel crew weren’t on-site at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported.
Crews will spend Friday making the necessary repairs and complete an inspection to make sure the ride is safe for guests and staff.
“SkyWheel would like to thank the Myrtle Beach Fire Department and Myrtle Beach Police Department for their rapid response,” SkyWheel said in a statement.
It added that it is helping the fire department with its investigation into what caused the fire.
In the meantime, the LandShark Bar and Grill and the LandShark SurfShack will remain open during the repairs.
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