Silverwood arson suspect cut hole in fence, used gas to start fire near roller coaster

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ATHOL, Idaho — New information provided to the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office details how someone lit a fire inside Silverwood Theme Park on Saturday. 

Security at Silverwood Theme Park said someone cut a hole in their fence, poured gasoline on the wooden roller coaster and tried to light it on fire. 

The fire stayed small and only burned about a four-foot chunk of one of the supports. 

The state fire investigator has been to the scene to assist with the investigation. 

A suspect or suspects have not been identified at this time. 

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