Fire destroys haunted house, but show will go on
“The fire destroyed the Bellharm-Lovejoy Asylum, one of four houses and many other attractions at Frightmares at Buck Hill. No one was injured in the fire,” said a statement from ski, snowboarding and snow-tubing venue, which features a variety of other seasonal attractions.
According to FOX 9 News, Burnsville Fire Chief B.J. Jungmann said the fire broke out at about 1 a.m. Sunday inside a large tent with temporary walls. No one was inside at the time.
Crews from Lakeville helped extinguish the flames, and investigators spent several hours looking for a cause, FOX 9 reported.
Buck Hill General Manager Don McClure said in the statement that Frightmares at Buck Hill remains on schedule to open its 13-day run on Oct. 5. It’s the attraction’s fourth season.
“Frightmares at Buck Hill’s other primary attractions — Orchard Manor Dead and Breakfast, The Fright Factory, and the Haunted Hallow — as well as the regular features such as live musical entertainment and Kevin Hall’s Magic Show, will open and entertain guests as scheduled,” the statement said. “As soon as the scene of the fire is cleared, a new attraction will be put in its place.”