Small fire overnight forces SkyWheel to temporarily close

Published: Apr. 29, 2022 at 10:38 AM EDT|Updated: Apr. 29, 2022 at 12:19 PM EDT
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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.

Update: SkyWheel Myrtle Beach will be closed temporarily, following a small fire on property last night. We will keep you updated on when we will reopen. Thank you MBFD and MBPD for your rapid response.

Posted by SkyWheel Myrtle Beach on Friday, April 29, 2022

“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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