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Whitecap main lodge burns Friday


January 19, 2019

Ralph Ansami / Daily Globe

TWO FIREFIGHTERS ascend a Hurley Fire Department truck ladder Friday afternoon at the Whitecap Mountain main lodge fire.

UPSON, Wis. - Employees at the Whitecap Mountain ski resort watched hopelessly late Friday afternoon as the main lodge area burned out of control.

Iron County fire departments attempted to save the check-in area on the south end of the main lodge, as the building to the north burned to the ground by 6:30 p.m.

On Martin Luther King weekend, which is usually the busiest time of the downhill ski season, many skiers also watched the building burn.

David Dziuban, who is managing an effort to revitalize the resort, said the fire appeared to start in a chimney with a fireplace near the cafe.

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