Randolph Park pool house building in Pulaski County destroyed by fire

Published: May. 26, 2023 at 6:41 PM EDT
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PULASKI COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - A pool house building at Randolph Park was destroyed by fire Friday, according to Pulaski County.

Parks and Recreation staff safely got out of the Evelyn Alexander Waterpark facilities when the fire started Friday afternoon, according to the county, which says the fire burned about two hours before being extinguished. Firefighters weren’t able to salvage any of the building, and an investigation is underway to determine the cause.

Parks and Activities Director Shay Dunnigan said, “Our Pulaski County Family saw something this evening that we never expected. We are incredibly grateful for our first responders, both within our community and from surrounding areas, who were quick to arrive and tackle this disaster with bravery and confidence. We are blessed to call you our friends and neighbors.”

Fire destroyed a Randolph Park pool house building in Pulaski County... 5.26.23
Fire destroyed a Randolph Park pool house building in Pulaski County... 5.26.23(Anthony Akers)

Dunnigan continued to say as much damage as the fire caused, “Nothing can break the spirit and pride of Pulaski County,” and plans for interim public accommodations have already begun.

“We have thousands that depend on Parks and Recreation,” Dunnigan stated. “We take that privilege seriously.”

Parks and Recreation is working on the next steps for summer programs and activities.

The Pulaski Fire Department was called to the fire around 4:30 p.m. Friday. No injuries have been reported.