NO INJURIES IN JACKSON FIRE

by Christian Mower on November 5, 2013

THE CHIEF OF THE JACKSON FIRE DEPARTMENT SAYS THE FIRE THAT STARTED SUNDAY NIGHT AT A LUXURY RESORT IN JACKSON WENT TO FOUR ALARMS – AND ALMOST FIVE – AND AS MANY AS 50 FIREFIGHTERS WERE AT THE SCENE AT VARIOUS TIMES WELL INTO THE MORNING HOURS MONDAY.

A DISPATCHER WITH THE CONWAY POLICE DEPARTMENT SAID MONDAY MORNING FOUR CONWAY FIRE DEPARTMENTS – INCLUDING CENTER CONWAY, NORTH CONWAY, REDSTONE AND CONWAY – WERE WITH OTHER FIREFIGHTERS IN JACKSON FIGHTING THE FIRE AT NESTLENOOK FARM ON DINSMORE RD.

JACKSON FIREFIGHTERS REPORTEDLY RESPONDED INITIALLY AROUND 9:15 P.M. SUNDAY. FIREFIGHTERS FROM BARTLETT, FREEDOM, OSSIPEE, TAMWORTH AND MADISON ALSO ASSISTED.

THE RESORT’S WEBSITE SAYS IT IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED DURING AN EXTENSIVE RECONSTRUCTION PERIOD.

JACKSON FIRE CHIEF JAY HENRY SAYS THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL WAS AT THE SCENE MONDAY AND THE CAUSE – DETERMINED TO MOST LIKELY BE A MALFUNCTIONING WALK-IN COOLER – IS NOT CONSIDERED SUSPICIOUS. THE OWNER OF THE RESORT –ROBERT CYR – WAS REPORTEDLY STAYING IN THE MAIN VICTORIAN STYLE BUILDING THAT WAS HEAVILY DAMAGED BY THE FIRE AND TORN DOWN MONDAY.

NO ONE WAS HURT.