Looks pretty badly damaged from the pix:
Mother Nature was truly throwing her weight around yesterday late afternoon. It was intense.
We have to be grateful here for our volunteer firefighters and communities' response in Mutual Aid. With Bethel, Gilead, Greenwood, Woodstock, West Paris and Paris called out for this fire, Newry handling the Route 2 shutdown due to fallen trees and power lines, Rumford dealing with extensive street flooding, the Route 232 mess of trees down, all our Emergency Responders were maxed out.
Plans are for a temporary metal building this winter.
Mountain Update 9/8/2011
We know that there has been a lot of speculation as to what type of structure the Main Lodge will be housed in this winter. To the left is a rendering of the Rubb building that will be our Temporary Home for the 2011/12 season. The size of the building is 50x110 and will host the Loose Boots Lounge, Café, general seating, lockers and other area amenities. Rubb will be designing and building our structure at their USA headquarters located in Sanford, ME. Keep an eye on the website and Facebook page for future updates on the progress of our new temporary home for the 2011/12 season.
The Greenwood Fire Department burned the lodge at Mt. Abram Family Resort to the ground Saturday. A lightning strike this past summer struck the lodge and caused heavy damage. The foundation for the new lodge, at right, is kept from cracking in the intense heat by a stream of water from a hose set on mist, foreground middle.