Fire destroys laundry facility at Furnace Creek

– Inyo County Sheriff’s Office press release

Thusday evening at approximately 6:30 PM the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a structure fire in the Furnace Creek area of Death Valley National Park.  The Furnace Creek laundry facility located near the historic Furnace Creek Inn was completely engulfed in flames; Farabee’s Jeep Rental suffered some minor damage.  No injuries were reported.

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An investigator was requested through the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office to follow up on cause and origin; those details will be made available once the investigation concludes.

In addition to the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office the following agencies assisted: Beatty Volunteer Fire Department, Southern Inyo Volunteer Fire Department, and National Park Service.  California Highway Patrol provided traffic control.

 

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Lisa
Lisa
7 years ago

Hi, we were at the Ranch this past week. The facility was across the street from the Inn. We heard sirens on Thursday night and were told by employees that the laundry had a fire necessitating closure of the pools due to needing the water for the fire. On Friday,… Read more »

BadTux
BadTux
7 years ago

From the photos I’ve seen of the fire and its aftermath on Facebook, the laundry facility was across CA190 from the historical Furnace Creek Inn proper. It was a historic building built at the same time as the Inn as a support building but not part of the Inn itself.… Read more »

Mark
Mark
7 years ago

How long did it take the fire department to respond?

Eastside Bum
Eastside Bum
7 years ago

Death Valley NP is a great winter destination for many of us, and this particular fire doesn’t really detract from the overall experience. But the news article failed to mention if the laundry facility was an actual part of the historical Furnace Creek Inn, or was a recent addition to… Read more »