Boyne Highlands Resort Closed Indefinitely

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Alex Childress

The Main Lodge hotel at Boyne Highlands Resort in Harbor Springs experienced a significant structure fire early in the morning of December 11th, 2016.  The resort alerted 911 at 1:36 a.m. and first responders from the Harbor Springs Area Fire Department and additional firefighters and emergency medical and law enforcement officials were dispatched.

Boyne Highlands has received confirmation of 12 injuries, with one individual being transported to a hospital outside of the area.  Due to patient privacy concerns and laws, the resort cannot provide information related to identities or specific medical conditions.

As of Sunday, 2:00 p.m., firefighters were still on scene extinguishing hot spots in the structure.

There were 64 rooms occupied on Saturday night in the Main Lodge, with an approximate total of 113 registered guests.

“Our primary concern right now is for those impacted by the fire, and for their health and wellbeing,” said Mike Chumbler, president/general manager of Boyne Highlands Resort.  “We’re extremely grateful to the fire, EMS, and law enforcement agencies who are managing the situation.”

Photo courtesy Alex Childress
Photo courtesy Alex Childress

Initial estimates are that approximately 40 percent of the building sustained some degree of fire damage, and that much of the rest of the lodge was impacted by fire, smoke and water.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Harbor Springs Fire Department and the Office of the State Fire Marshal.

The resort will remain closed.  -.   A re-opening date has not yet been determined.

Additional information will be released when it becomes available and posted to HYPERLINK “http://www.boyne.com/boynehighlands/media/press-releases/2016/main-lodge-fire”boynehighlands.com.