Saturday, 17 March 2018 15:46

Historic Chesuncook Lake House leveled in fire Featured

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Historic Chesuncook Lake House leveled in fire

CHESUNCOOK TOWNSHIP - Despite the efforts of forest rangers and Greenville firefighters, flames leveled a historic inn Saturday.

The Chesuncook Lake House, located in a remote area of Chesuncook Township, somehow caught fire Saturday morning.


The owners and employees were able to get out safely, but by the time fire crews were able to reach the property the building was a total loss.


The lake house was a destination for snowmobilers, providing fuel and a place to sleep as they made their way through northern Maine's beautiful wilderness.


The owners posted to Facebook, saying they appreciate well-wishes, but told riders not to risk a trip to the lake house because there would not be any fuel to provide, and they don't want anyone to get stranded.


No word yet on a cause of the fire.

David Guildford

Weekend Anchor/Reporter
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David joined the news team in March of 2017. First and foremost he is a proud Mainer. Before reporting for ABC7 and FOX22, he interned at WLBZ2 in Bangor, and attended the University of Maine's journalism program.

David was raised in the western Maine foothills, and has been a lifelong viewer of local Maine news. He hopes to bring this perspective to telling the stories of folks in the community.

When not on the job, David enjoys skiing, snowmobiling, spending time at the family camp on Branch Lake, and playing slow-pitch softball with the other Bangor gym class heroes.