(UPDATED 7:51 pm)
Greek Peak Mountain Resort posted the following statement to its Facebook page on this evening’s (March 4) fire.
“Around 5 pm tonight our off site storage barn on Page Green Road caught fire.
No employees were there at the time the fire started for which we are grateful. All items within the storage area are replaceable. This does not impact any of our operations.
The hours of operations for the ski resort will remain the same. The Spartan Race on Saturday will proceed as scheduled and as of today 3,700 people have signed up for the Spartan Race and we look forward to their arrival. Thank you to our community First Responders who arrived on the scene very quickly. You are the best!”
(ORIGINAL STORY 5:45 pm)
County highway officials closed a section of Page Green Road near State Route 392 this evening (March 3) as area crews battled a barn fire inside an equipment storage building owned by Greek Peak Ski Resort.
The blaze broke out just before 5 pm.
Early reports warned of live wires and a container with hazardous chemicals nearby, including a 500-pound propane tank, which had to be carefully contained.
No one was hurt in the fire.
Officials say hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of equipment was destroyed, including one Greek Peak-owned plow vehicle.
Power to the building, which is underground, has been cut and National Grid is responding.
State Fire and area Fire Police were both requested for an investigation.
Controlling the blaze were members of the Cortlandville, Virgil, Dryden and Marathon Fire Departments. Homer crews were also on stand-by while the others attended the scene.
The Cortland County Sheriff’s and Highway Departments arrived later to close the roads.
Stay tuned for any updates to this story.
Correction: McLean Fire Department also assisted on scene.
Images below taken and sent in by Carrie Hall:
More footage from the scene by WXHC’s Mike Eves: