Fire races through Ore. resort’s restaurant-bar



BLUE RIVER, Ore. (AP) — An early morning fire destroyed the Holiday Farm Resort’s three-story restaurant and bar on the banks of Oregon’s McKenzie River.

Upper McKenzie Fire Chief Norm Michaels tells the Register-Guard that flames were shooting 30 feet above the roof when he arrived about 2:30 a.m. Monday.

No one was injured but Michaels says the building was destroyed. The state fire marshal’s office is investigating the cause of the fire.

Four fire departments responded but Michaels says crews were hampered by an insufficient water supply.

Resort co-owner Darin Harbick says the loss means eight to 10 people who worked at the restaurant and bar are without jobs. Several cabins on the property escaped undamaged and they will remain open for cabin guests.

Harbick says the building was insured. There was no immediate damage estimate.


Information from: The Register-Guard,