Saskatchewan

Fire destroys northern Sask. resort building

A family that owns a resort on Anglin Lake north of Prince Albert is surveying the rubble after a massive fire early Tuesday morning.
Fire destroyed the main building at the Land of the Loon Resort on Tuesday. The cause of the fire is under investigation. (RCMP)

A family that owns a resort on Anglin Lake north of Prince Albert is surveying the rubble after a massive fire early Tuesday morning.

The main building that housed a restaurant and conference centre at Land of the Loon Resort burned down some time after 4 a.m. CST.

Sixteen nearby cabins were left unscathed.

Glen Trites, who was staying in one of the cabins, said he was wakened between 4:15 and 4:30 and saw the building in flames.

"It was fully engulfed," he said. "Flames had not yet gone through the roof, but all of the walls were engulfed in flames and big cinders were landing in the trees all around us."

General manager Dylan Greening, whose family owns the resort, said he's devastated.

"We're all incredibly saddened by this," he said. "It was like a member of the family, basically."

Volunteer firefighters from Christopher Lake fought the blaze, but the building was a total loss.

None of the 14 people staying in the nearby cottages was hurt.

There was no immediate word on the cause of the fire.

Anglin Lake is about 70 kilometres north of Prince Albert. (Google Maps)

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