Trampoline Park Fire on April 2 Shut Down Operation of the Park in Duluth, Georgia


April 05, 2018

DULUTH, GA. – April 3, 2018 (usnews.com) According to a news report by usnews.com and the Associated Press, a fire at a Georgia trampoline park on April 2 shut down operation of the park.*

Shortly after 9 p.m. on April 2, firefighters in Gwinnett County started receiving calls about a fire at the Skywalker Trampoline Park. Approximately 50 firefighters responded to the scene, according to Gwinnett County Fire Department spokesperson Justin Wilson. 

When they arrived at approximately 9:15 p.m., firefighters found flames rising and smoke billowing from the front door of the park, which was housed in a single-story suite in the Pleasant Hill Square shopping center in Duluth. The firefighters controlled the fire by 10 p.m., and no one was seriously injured.   

According to another report by gwinnettdailypost.com, the park had only recently opened. Its grand opening celebration had taken place just two days earlier, on March 31. The park was running on extended hours for spring break at the time of the fire, and about five employees and 15 customers were inside the building when the fire broke out. Everyone inside was safely evacuated, and one woman had minor injuries that reportedly occurred prior to the fire. She was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. 

The park has significant damage from heat, smoke, and water and is currently not operational. Owners of the park have not released any statements indicating whether they will reopen. The business’s website – skywalkerduluth.com – has been taken down. Preliminary investigation revealed that the fire likely started in an area where electrical equipment for a blower system was stored, underneath an air bag platform.  

Businesses on either side of the park were not affected by the fire.  

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