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Major fire shuts down Rowleys Bay Resort campus

All Rowley's Bay Resort staff members are accounted for after a major fire forced their evacuation Tuesday afternoon.


Fire departments were called to the popular Ellison Bay destination at approximately 1 p.m. to the resort, which includes lodging, a pub, a bakery, and a restaurant. Black smoke could be seen from miles away as firefighters fought the blaze. Crews ended up closing down the entrance to Rowleys Bay Resort at the corner of County ZZ and Mink River Road to all traffic other than emergency personnel.



A representative for Rowleys Bay Resort took to social media after 2 p.m., saying that the building has been evacuated and the resort and food service will be closed for the foreseeable future.  Rowleys Bay management is working with its future guests by helping them make alternative arrangements if possible.



"Rowleys Bay Resort and its attached businesses are currently affected by a building-wide fire. The building has been evacuated and all staff have been accounted for.

Arrangements are being made for incoming guests. If you are with an incoming bus group, please contact the groups manager number you have on file. If you are an individual who has a reservation with us tonight, we apologize and are working as quickly as we can to gather information and make alternate arrangements. Individuals who currently have reservations with us and cannot find alternate arrangements, please leave a message at 920-421-3005 and we will contact you as soon as we are able.

At this time the resort and food service departments will be closed for the foreseeable future. We will post additional information as it becomes available, including resources for contacting us if you have a reservation coming up with us.

Thank you so much for your support at this time!"


No further details are available at this time, but we will update this story as soon as they are available.



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