Killarney, Ontario – May 26, 2016 – An early morning blaze that destroyed one building at Killarney Mountain Lodge Resort will not affect upcoming bookings at the property. The fire was discovered at around 3:00am by a staff member and the fire department was notified and arrived promptly, but the building, known as the Covered Portage, was destroyed by the flames. There were no injuries reported.
Buildings in close proximity of the blaze were not affected and management is assuring future guests that the resort is open for business.
General Manager, Kelly McAree says an OPP investigation team is currently interviewing all staff and contractors on the site for details, “We are working with investigators and at the same time we want to assure our guests that despite the loss of those rooms, business is still operating at full capacity.” He adds, “We will be contacting each individual who has been booked into the Covered Portage to discuss their options, as we hope they can still enjoy a vacation experience at Killarney Mountain Lodge.”
The Lodge is currently undergoing an $18 Million expansion and the new building, consisting of 16 rooms, was about to open for guest bookings.
Killarney Fire Chief Gary Chappel confirmed with media this morning that 12 volunteer firefighters with the Killarney Fire Department worked diligently to keep the fire contained to the property and keep it from spreading. The cause of the blaze is unknown and is currently under investigation. Damage is estimated to be in the $1M range.
About Killarney Mountain Lodge:
Killarney, a jewel that is less than four hours north of Toronto, is a nature lover’s paradise offering nearby access to hiking, kayaking and canoeing on Georgian Bay and in the interior lakes set within 187 square miles of undisturbed mountain wilderness at Killarney Provincial Park.
The surrounding pristine, sapphire blue lakes provide the perfect setting for recreational adventure. Other activities organized by the lodge include biking, fishing, sailing and powerboat excursions, swimming, tennis and yoga. After a day on the mountain, or on the water, guests can savour gourmet cottage cuisine, including a weekly fish fry, along with lakeside views from the channel at two of the Georgian Bay’s best adventure resorts.
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