Well this is sad news! Last week, there was a massive fire at the Grossinger's Catskill Resort Hotel, the very hotel that inspired the iconic movie Dirty Dancing. While the hotel closed in 1986 du to financial difficulties, it is still sad to see something like this happen.
The local fire department posted to Facebook: "At 7:10 PM Tuesday evening the Liberty FD was dispatched to an unknown type fire in the area of Route 52 and Sullivan Ave. While enroute, multiple calls into Sullivan 911 reported a large structure on fire at the old Grossingers Hotel property. A smoke column was now visible for several miles. First arriving units had to cut through a gate in order to access the roadway to get to the fire. Upon reaching the fire it was found to be a 3 ½ story building that was now well involved. Firefighters were additionally hampered due to the property being overgrown and concrete barriers on the roadway which prevented apparatus being able to quickly turn around. Mutiple mutual aid Depts were requested to to the scene with tankers. Over a 1000 feet of 5 inch Hose was laid from the fire back down a hill where tankers were able off load water. Liberty FD Tower Ladder 17-41 was put in operation for several hours to bring the fire under control. At the request of Town of Liberty Code Enforcement, an excavator was brought into the scene to knock down the structure once the fire was out. The cause of the Fire is currently under investigation by the NYSP and Sullivan County Bureau of Fire. Liberty FD and mutual Aid Depts operated on scene for approximately 6 hours. Assisting Mutual Aid Depts on scene were White Sulphur Springs, Loch Sheldrake, Swan Lake, Livingston Manor, Hurleyville, Neversink, Kauneonga Lake and Woodridge. Monticello FD stood by at Liberty covering calls for Liberty and WSS and responded to 2 other calls. EMS stand by was provided by Mobile Medic Ambulance. Liberty FD would like the all agencies and depts for their assistance in this incident. Chief Mark Johnstone 17-1"