Timberline Lodge in Oregon to Reopen Sunday After Fire Causes Evacuations

Timberline Lodge, famous for its role in 'The Shining,' has reopened after a fire caused minimal damage. The historic Oregon lodge quickly resumed operations, showcasing its resilience and appeal to film enthusiasts.

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Timberline Lodge in Oregon to Reopen Sunday After Fire Causes Evacuations

Timberline Lodge in Oregon to Reopen Sunday After Fire Causes Evacuations

Timberline Lodge, the historic lodge in Oregon featured in the 1980 film 'The Shining,' will reopen to guests on Sunday after a fire on Thursday evening caused evacuations but only minimal damage. The fire, caused by embers from the lodge's large stone fireplace igniting the roof, was quickly extinguished by firefighters with no injuries reported.

The lodge, located about 60 miles east of Portland, said the damage is "benign" and contained to certain areas. Repairs and historic preservation efforts are already underway. "We feel fortunate to have been able to reopen the ski area today (Friday), and the lodge will reopen for guests Sunday," Timberline Lodge said in a statement.

Why this matters: Timberline Lodge, built in 1937 by the Works Progress Administration, is a historic landmark and popular tourist destination. The lodge's role in 'The Shining' has made it an iconic location for film enthusiasts and horror fans.

The lodge was used as the exterior for the Overlook Hotel in Stanley Kubrick's film adaptation of Stephen King's novel 'The Shining.' The interior scenes, however, were filmed at Elstree Studios in England.

Timberline Lodge said it will support guests while repairs are being done and work to ensure water quality. The lodge's ski area has already reopened following the fire.

"We are grateful for the quick response and assistance of the Hoodland Fire Department, the U.S. Forest Service, and the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office," the lodge said in a statement, expressing appreciation for the swift actions that minimized damage and ensured guest safety during the incident.

Key Takeaways

  • Timberline Lodge in Oregon, featured in 'The Shining,' reopened after a fire.
  • The fire, caused by fireplace embers, was quickly extinguished with minimal damage.
  • The lodge's ski area has already reopened, and the lodge will reopen on Sunday.
  • Timberline Lodge is a historic landmark and popular tourist destination.
  • The lodge expressed gratitude for the swift response that minimized damage and ensured guest safety.