Friday, March 6, 2009

Fire At The Mt.Tom Ski Area

There was a fire at the Mt. Tom Ski Area on Friday night March 6th.
The Holyoke Fire Department responded to a call from a hiker before 10 p.m. saying there was a
fire at the Mountain Park area and upon arrival discovered a blaze in one of the buildings at the former Mt. Tom Ski Area.

The Billy Goat arrived at the scene around 10:20 p.m. and took these pictures at which time the fire was under control. The fire was limited to the old ski instructors building which is located not too far from the former Lower Station  which was part of the incline railroad to Mt. Tom.
No cause was determined but it looks like it could be a case of arson.

The property has been abandon since the closing of the ski area in 1998, and is now owned by the Holyoke Boys & Girls Club who intend to establish a youth summer camp on the site.


VanDog said...

Hey! Your doing a great job covering the news around the mountain Leonard. I was thinking of going up there in the morn, but I'll leave this one up to you.

Redtelephone66 said...

Hello VanDog,

Thank you
I was lucky to get a call from a friend who was listening to the scanner and heard the news, so we drove up there and took a few pictures, wasn't able to interview anyone (didn't want to interfere) but since this is a Holyoke story, i would love to get your angle on this, by all means get up there and give us your account on this.