Saturday, November 12, 2011

Fire at White Point Beach Resort - UPDATED

A major fire at the White Point Beach Resort is under control but has destroyed the main building at the historic lodge. Up to 60 firefighters battled the intense blaze for more than 6 hours on Saturday. Witnesses reported seeing flames reach 15 metres into the sky. No word on what sparked the blaze which began in the lobby area. Sergeant Jeff Wells with the Queens RCMP told our newsroom late Saturday night that no injuries are reported. Friends of CKBW and HANK FM on Facebook described the situation as "sad", "shocking" and stated they were "glad no one was hurt". The resort, built in 1928 outside Liverpool was set to undergo renovations in early 2012. The lodge was home to over 100 employees. CKBW News will have more on this story and local reaction when more information becomes available.

BREAKING NEWS : Fire at White Point Beach Resort

Photo Courtesy of Matthew Wheelans

Fire officials are on the scene of a major fire at White Point Beach Resort. Up to 14 local fire departments are either battling the fire or on standby in Queens County. The fire reportedly started in the basement of the main lodge of White Point. Reports from Queens County indicate the main lodge is fully engulfed, which houses guest rooms, the dining room, kitchen, a conference centre and swimming pool. There's been no indication how the fire started or if there are any injuries. White Point employs approximately 100 people. The popular resort was to undergo renovations in early 2012.