“Sadly, we lost our beloved Papa Charlie’s restaurant today in a fire. We thank the six local volunteer fire departments that responded keeping the fire contained to the Papa Charlie’s building and keeping everyone safe.
All of our servers and network equipment were housed in that location, so resort communication will be limited until we can get that restored. We will update how this impact operations as we get more information.” –Lutsen Mountains
Sad news out of Minnesota where Papa Charlie’s restaurant located at Lutsen Mountains ski area north of Duluth burned down Saturday morning. Fox 21 reports the fire broke out sometime around 5 a.m. 6 local volunteer fire departments responded to the scene. The fire was contained to the Papa Charlie’s building and the the gondola and other facilities were not affected. The restaurant was a complete loss but The Star Tribune reports there are already plans to rebuild. Hats off to all the firefighters who battled the blaze and prevented damage to the resorts infrastructure.
“The fire is out. The six volunteer fire departments did an amazing job containing it to the immediate building but it is a total loss. The gondola and other facilities were not affected! That being said our servers unfortunately were housed here and our systems will be down at least until Tuesday. Please bear with us while we work to put back some of our technological infrastructure. We are overwhelmed with the outpouring of support and we can’t say thank you to all those who came to help. It could have been much worse. More updates will come. Thank you.” -Lutsen Mountains