Thursday, March 31, 2016

Fire shuts down state park's lodge

(AP) — A fire at the lodge at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park in eastern Kentucky has shut the building down for a few days.

State officials say no one was hurt and sprinklers contained the Tuesday night blaze to the lounge area.

Fire investigators say it started at an electrical panel. The lodge has been temporarily closed while repairs are made.

Don Parkinson, Secretary of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, says the lodge would reopen in a few days. Meanwhile, park officials said in a statement that they are checking for any additional issues.


The Prestonsburg park's convention center and cottages remain open.