Sun Valley Resort in Idaho suffers excessive fire damage; cause still unknown

Sun Valley Resort in Idaho suffers excessive fire damage; cause still unknown

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Sun Valley Resort in Idaho suffers excessive fire damage; cause still unknown

Warm Springs Day Lodge in the aftermath of the fire. Photo: Sun Valley Resort

Sun Valley Resort in Idaho says a fire that began Wednesday night and caused more than $1 million in damage to one of its lodges has been contained.

The blaze, which spawned 30-foot flames, occurred at Warm Springs Day Lodge at the base of Bald Mountain.

Multiple agencies are investigating the cause of the fire, which was largely under control late Thursday, according to the Idaho Statesman.

The city of Ketchum and Sun Valley Resort issued a joint news release Thursday afternoon, stating that no injuries were reported. More than 60 firefighters from five area departments battled the blaze, which was first reported Wednesday at 11:20 p.m.

Damage to Warm Springs Day Lodge will exceed $1 million. Photo: Sun Valley Lodge

The news release states:

“It is too early to determine the full extent of damage to the building, but it is significant. The cause and origin of the fire are under investigation.

“The investigation will involve the Ketchum Fire Department, Idaho State Fire Marshal, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF). 

“It is standard practice for the ATF to participate in a fire investigation when there is a commercial structure with over 1 million dollars in damage.”

The area remained an active fire scene as of Friday morning.

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