‘Theres a problem’: Resorts to close after deadly fire in Palm Beach
A fire at Palm Beach Resort and Spa on Saturday night forced the resort to close its doors, but it remained open for business as authorities struggled to contain the blaze.
The resort, which reopened for business Sunday, reopened at about 8:00 p.m. on Sunday after receiving a call from the fire department reporting smoke and flames coming from a structure, the resort’s executive director, Lisa Matson, said in a statement.
The fire department reported a building that was not on fire was the source of the smoke.
There was no indication that there was any active fire and there was no cause for the fire to be extinguished.
The fire began in a wood-frame building at the resort, with the cause unknown, the statement said.
The Palm Beach resort has about 700 rooms, including a bar and spa, as well as a swimming pool and tennis courts, and is known for its surf, golf and water sports.
It also has two restaurants and a fitness center.