Massive fire breaks out at landmark Red Jacket Mountain View Resort

A typically busy section of Route 16 in North Conway, New Hampshire is closed while emergency crews from 27 different agencies respond to a large fire at the Red Jacket Mountain View Resort. Above: Drone video from Northeast Alpine Start YouTube channel.Photos and videos shared by people in the area showed smoke and flames coming out of rooms on the second and third floors. North Conway police confirmed the Route 16 road closure. The Chief of the North Conway Fire Department says there were three injuries, one person at the resort and two firefighters. None of the injuries are considered to be serious. Hotel staff organized buses to bring residents to a separate location as the crews worked and began to assess the damage. The Chief also shared with WMTW News 8 that 75 rooms were destroyed, with an estimated one-third of the resort considered a total loss. The center section housing the lobby area has water damage, but the left third of the building is undamaged. The resort hotel is also home to an indoor water park Kahuna Laguna, which officials say was also undamaged. Lauren Knudsen, a spokesperson for the company representing marketing efforts for the resort, issued a statement in response to the fire. “This afternoon, a fire broke out at Red Jacket Mountain View Resort. At this time, the North Conway Fire Department and area partners are working to extinguish the flames. Guest safety remains our utmost focus as we continue to work closely with emergency responders,” Knudsen said. This story will be updated.

A typically busy section of Route 16 in North Conway, New Hampshire is closed while emergency crews from 27 different agencies respond to a large fire at the Red Jacket Mountain View Resort.

Above: Drone video from Northeast Alpine Start YouTube channel.

Photos and videos shared by people in the area showed smoke and flames coming out of rooms on the second and third floors.

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North Conway police confirmed the Route 16 road closure.

The Chief of the North Conway Fire Department says there were three injuries, one person at the resort and two firefighters. None of the injuries are considered to be serious.

Hotel staff organized buses to bring residents to a separate location as the crews worked and began to assess the damage.

The Chief also shared with WMTW News 8 that 75 rooms were destroyed, with an estimated one-third of the resort considered a total loss.

The center section housing the lobby area has water damage, but the left third of the building is undamaged. The resort hotel is also home to an indoor water park Kahuna Laguna, which officials say was also undamaged.

Lauren Knudsen, a spokesperson for the company representing marketing efforts for the resort, issued a statement in response to the fire.

“This afternoon, a fire broke out at Red Jacket Mountain View Resort. At this time, the North Conway Fire Department and area partners are working to extinguish the flames. Guest safety remains our utmost focus as we continue to work closely with emergency responders,” Knudsen said.

This story will be updated.

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