Two separate fires damage vacant hotel

Michael Bushnell
Northeast News

The old Breckenridge Inn in Executive Park on Front Street has suffered two fires of unknown origin over the last week. A fire last week prompted city officials to start am emergency demolition of the hotel’s lobby area. A Christmas Eve fire that started in another area of the hotel scorched the North facing rooms in one of the hotels wings. The structure has been vacant for over two years, its most recent incarnation was Howard Johnson’s. City officials are attempting to locate the owner so that they can be billed the over $150,000 in demolition costs.

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