Kirkwood firefighters responded to blaze |

Kirkwood firefighters responded to blaze

Kurt Hildebrand
Tribune News Service

MINDEN, Nev. – Firefighters battled a blaze in one of Kirkwood Ski Resort’s slopeside properties late Monday night.

A fire broke out at 10:19 p.m. on the top story of the Mountain Club located in the Kirkwood Village Plaza, according to resort spokesman Michael Dalzell.

More than two-dozen firefighters from the Kirkwood Fire Department were aided by Woodfords Volunteers, East Fork Fire District and Lake-Valley Fire Department.

“There was a swift response and the fire was brought under control in the early hours of the morning,” Dalzell said.

There were two people staying in the condo at the time, who have since been relocated. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, Dalzell said.

The three-story building has suffered some smoke and fire damage, and is uninhabitable.

Dalzell said the loss of the Mountain Club won’t have a serious effect on Kirkwood’s reopening for Memorial Day weekend.

“We had some people booked there, but we are in the process of moving them,” he said. “It will have no major effects on the operation this weekend.”

After Memorial Day, the resort goes into shoulder season until mid-summer, which Dalzell said will give the resort time to repair the building.

According to the Kirkwood Web site, The Mountain Club is Kirkwood’s most popular slopeside accommodation.

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