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Fire closes Calabogie Peaks ski resort

The pumphouse at Calabogie Peaks resort caught fire Jan. 3, 2023. (Monica Landon/Facebook - image credit)
The pumphouse at Calabogie Peaks resort caught fire Jan. 3, 2023. (Monica Landon/Facebook - image credit)

An eastern Ontario ski resort hopes to reopen later this week after a fire in a snow-making building Tuesday morning.

Calabogie Peaks president and co-owner Paul Murphy said nobody was inside the pumphouse, nobody was injured and no other structures were affected, but the rest of the building will have to be taken down and the area made safe before the resort can reopen.

Monica Landon/Facebook
Monica Landon/Facebook

"We're going to lose two or three days of skiing for sure, there's nothing we can do about that," he said.

"I'm hoping that's all it is and we'll be back open in a couple of days.… It's a temporary setback is the way I'd like to look at it, as frustrating as it is."

He said he didn't know the cause of the fire. The pumphouse holds snow-making equipment, with an area on its east side with lockers and tables for the public.

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Francis Ferland/CBC

The resort is about 100 kilometres west of downtown Ottawa. It had opened last month during a ski season that has broadly already seen weather-related interruptions.

There was a similar fire there in 2013.