Hotel overlooking Bar Harbor goes up in flames
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 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.
The Amish waste little time rebuilding the historic Unity store destroyed by fire