north conway Red Jacket fire
Video from the scene of the fire shows thick flames and thick smoke in the inn.
Massive Fire Burning at Popular Red Jacket Resort in North Conway, NH
Firefighters battle a large fire at a popular vacation spot in North Conway, New Hampshire, on Saturday afternoon.
Conway Police confirm that there is an active fire at Red Jacket Mountain View Resort, located on White Mountain Highway.
The police do not have any information on injuries at this time.
Route 16 is closed in the area, and people are being asked to stay away to allow emergency crews to reach the scene.
In a statement to NBC10 Boston and NECN, the resort confirmed that a fire broke out at the property on Saturday afternoon, noting that North Conway Fire Department and area partners are working to put out the flames.
A spokesperson for the resort told NBC10 Boston and NECN:
“Guest safety remains our utmost focus as we continue to work closely with emergency responders.”
A video posted on Twitter shows flames billowing through the ceiling and rooms on the second and third floors.
Thick black smoke can also be seen billowing into the sky from miles away.
There appears to be serious damage to at least part of the hotel. Sirens could be heard in the background, and people could be seen standing on a grassy hill watching the fire burning.
A woman who lives two doors from the hostel told NBC10 Boston and NECN that she saw people outside crying with their children.
“It’s devastating. I mean, so sad,” said Linda Barbeck, a bed and breakfast owner in the area. “It’s just flames.
It’s horrific. The eastern end of the Red Jacket Building, it seems like firefighting departments came from all towns, everywhere, and they’re trying to contain it, so the main building didn’t crash, but sad, it doesn’t seem like that would be possible.”
“I mean, it’s on fire. It’s horrific. It’s devastating,” she repeated. “I just get goosebumps. I feel so sad. Flames come out of the windows, and the ceilings are collapsing.
It’s horrific. It’s a horrific scene.”
Multiple crews were called in from surrounding New Hampshire cities to fight the wildfire.