Small fire contained on Cedar Point's Mean Streak

Posted Wednesday, September 22, 2010 8:26 PM | Contributed by Pagoda Gift Shop

Firefighters said a section of track near the Mean Streak’s second hill somehow caught fire. Workers at the park had been repairing the ride and replacing boards earlier on Tuesday, and part of that work required them to cut metal bolts. Firefighters speculated one of those bolts heated up after being cut, then dropped near the wood. The hot wood may have smoldered for some time until the wind breathed life into the embers hours later and sparked a small blaze.

Read more from The Sandusky Register.

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010 8:35 PM

my prayers were almost answered!

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010 8:45 PM

So many enthusiasts almost got their wish.

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010 8:48 PM

OK, who called the fire department?

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010 8:58 PM

Definitely a spoilsport.

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010 9:06 PM

Please, y'all, evil never dies.

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010 9:34 PM

Ok. Did we just get punked? Is Ashton Kutcher around?

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010 9:39 PM

Failed suicide attempt. I feel ya Mean Streak. It's no fun sitting in the back and being shunned by everyone else.

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010 9:42 PM

Aw, man.

Best headline ever when all I saw was "Fire" and "Mean Streak." Then I had to read the rest of it. :(

Anyone else remember the Sandusky FD t-shirts that had Mean Streak on fire?

Last edited by robotfactory, Wednesday, September 22, 2010 9:43 PM
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Wednesday, September 22, 2010 10:28 PM

I saw the headline on my RSS reader and laughed out loud knowing you guys would make some good wisecracks over this story.

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010 10:30 PM

If that thing would go up I would hate to be downwind of all that wolmanized lumber.


Not gonna lie, my first thought when reading this was ":Damnit they put it out!"

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010 11:22 PM

Maybe DK started it for the insurance money?

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010 11:40 PM

MagnumsRevenge said:
If that thing would go up I would hate to be downwind of all that wolmanized lumber.

My first thought as well. As much as we all joke about it, burning that much treated lumber would not be good for anyone nearby.

Last edited by GregLeg, Wednesday, September 22, 2010 11:42 PM
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Thursday, September 23, 2010 2:23 PM

I actually thought Mean Streak wasn't all that bad.... <<ducks incoming projectiles!>> In my opinion the wrong coaster started on fire. I was thinking of something a few hours to the south that used to have a loop on it. The fire department wouldn't get called on that one.

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Thursday, September 23, 2010 2:31 PM

I think this is a sign that the ride needs to go.

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Thursday, September 23, 2010 4:38 PM

I wish that headline read "destroys" not "damages".

I think for future Mean Streak discussions we should change the customary TAER IT DOWN! to KILL IT WITH FIER!

Last edited by BBSpeed26, Thursday, September 23, 2010 4:39 PM
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Thursday, September 23, 2010 4:47 PM

I was all prepared to ask if this was a good thing of bad thing. After reading though teh posts is seems many see it as i do as a missed opportunity to clear the way for not only a better wood coaster but room for more attractions.

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Thursday, September 23, 2010 4:51 PM

Huh?

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Thursday, September 23, 2010 4:54 PM

MRCEagle said:
I was all prepared to ask if this was a good thing of bad thing. After reading though teh posts is seems many see it as i do as a missed opportunity to clear the way for not only a better wood coaster but room for more attractions.

Assuming Dick actually rebuilds something instead of erecting a privacy fence and using the money to help pay down the debt...

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Thursday, September 23, 2010 6:08 PM

Yeah, 'cause Cedar Point hasn't added anything in years...

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