Massive Four Alarm Fire Burns the Bluenose Inn in Bar Harbor
The inn is closed for the season, so it was empty at the time of the fire.
It's going to be a long night for fire crews as they plan on pulling an all-nighter to put the fire out completely. The fire started Thursday afternoon in an annex building across the parking lot from the main building. The building that was burning was destroyed with half of it collapsing. According to our colleagues in Bangor, smoke could be seen for miles. Chris Popper was live on the scene capturing some amazing video.
All Hancock County Firefighters were called to help fight the fire. Crews had to battle the snow and ice on the roads first. They were forced to carry up hoses by hand up the hill from the College of the Atlantic just to get water to the scene. They were also trying to save as many trees as possible around the Inn.
People in the area stepped up and donated food and water for the crews to help them get through the long day and night. The main building burned down back in 1994 and was later rebuilt. That fire was caused by a heater in the basement. There is no word on the cause of this fire...yet.
So far there are no reports of injuries. Thank God the Inn was closed for the season. Please be safe as reports of fire always go up in the wintertime with heaters, candles and generators working more than ever.
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