Fire investigators: Joyland fire was arson
03/05/2011 12:00 AM
07/01/2012 6:42 PM
Wichita fire investigators believe the fire that destroyed a bathroom building in the closed Joyland Amusement Park Friday night was arson.
"There's no reason that it wouldn't be," said investigator Mark Reibenspies. "There wasn't any power on."
The fire was reported at 7:15 p.m. and was confined to the bathroom. No injuries were reported.
The park at 2801 S. Hillside was closed in 2006, and has often been the target of vandals and burglars.
The investigation continues.
Join the Discussion
The Wichita Eagle is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.