The Mid-Station Lodge at Whiteface Mountain Ski Center caught fire Saturday night. No one was injured
The fire was reported by staff at the Mid-Station before 9 p.m. Saturday, according to state Olympic Regional Development Authority Communications Director Jon Lundin. ORDA operates the ski center.
The Wilmington, Jay and Upper Jay volunteer fire departments responded shortly thereafter. New York State Police also responded and secured the scene.
The building had been burned down to its frame, and the fire appeared to be beginning to spread to the surrounding area shortly after 10:30 p.m.
The fire led to a total loss of the lodge. Firefighters were transported up the mountain with Snowcats, Lundin said Saturday night.
From the Wilmington Notch, the night sky could be seen alight with a muted red hue.