Virgil Fire: Greek Peak barn burns to ground

Virgil Fire Police cordon off the south end of Page Green Road as while firefighters work to fully extinguish a blaze that destroyed a Greek Peak Mountain Resort storage barn this evening. SARAH BULLOCK

VIRGIL — A late afternoon fire destroyed a Greek Peak Mountain Resort storage barn and brought volunteer firefighters from all over Cortland County, as well as some from Tompkins County, to the site, according to officials.

The fire was under control and no injuries were reported as of 6:30 p.m., according to a member of the Virgil Fire Police.

Firefighters were first called to the barn fire about 4:40 p.m., according to Cortland County 911 Communications Center. As fire burned, volunteers from Virgil, Cortlandville, Homer, Marathon and McGraw all arrived to help douse the blaze, according to the Center. Members of Tompkins County Fire Departments also aided the Cortland County departments.

Fire police cordoned off the south end of Page Green Road to give firefighters free road access for their trucks and equipment, according to a police volunteer.

The barn, which stores vehicles and equipment for the resort, was burned to the ground, the volunteer stated.

Members of the state transportation department brought an excavator to the site to turn over the smoldering rubble, allowing firefighters to extinguish any lingering hot spots, the fire police officer stated.

As of 6:40 p.m., three fire departments were still on the scene, according to dispatch.

This is a developing story. Check back later for further updates.