Hotel overlooking Bar Harbor goes up in flames

Flames shoot from the roof of the Bluenose Inn in Bar Harbor on Thursday. The smoke was visible for miles. Bill Trotter/Bangor Daily News via Associated Press

BAR HARBOR — A large hotel in Bar Harbor caught fire Thursday, with flames shooting through the roof and smoke visible for miles.

The multi-story Bluenose Inn was closed for the winter and no one was inside the building, the Bangor Daily News reported.

Firefighters battle a blaze at the Bluenose Inn Thursday in Bar Harbor. The fire engulfed most of an annex building directly across the parking lot from the main hostel building. Bill Trotter/Bangor Daily News via Associated Press

Firefighters were still working to extinguish the blaze late Thursday afternoon, officials said.

Smoke billowed towards Atlantic College and Highway 3 was closed to traffic and filled with fire trucks.

The fire engulfed most of an annex building directly across the parking lot from the main hostel building. The main building burned down in the 1990s and was later rebuilt.

A person who answered a call to the hostel declined to comment. Bluenose owner Layfayette Hotels also declined to comment.

People watch flames from the Bluenose Inn engulf a building Thursday in Bar Harbor. Bill Trotter/Bangor Daily News via Associated Press


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