Mount Abram ski lodge burned by lightning will reopen

Posted July 08, 2011, at 7:33 p.m.

GREENWOOD, Maine — The manager of Mount Abram Family Ski Resort said a ski lodge damaged by a fire caused by lightning will be ready for customers when the ski season begins, now scheduled for Dec. 10.

General Manager Kevin Rosenberg said the resort will be open for fall activities as well.

Rosenberg says it’s unclear if the building will be repaired or demolished and a new one built.

The fire didn’t spread far beyond the west wing of the lodge, but the entire building was damaged by smoke and water.

Rosenberg told the Sun Journal of Lewiston he’s working with the resort’s insurance company.

About 110 firefighters from six departments fought the fire, reported about 6 p.m. Wednesday.

A firefighter suffered minor injuries.