CLARK COUNTY, NV. (THECOUNT) — Nevada’s beloved Mount Charleston lodge sustained major damage in an early Friday morning fire.

Witnesses to the blaze said it appeared the lodge was a total loss.


According to RJ, the fire caused extensive damage to the lodge at Mount Charleston early Friday.

According to witness, Dari Sullivan of Henderson, who was staying at a cabin near the lodge overnight, she awoke to noise at 4:45 a.m. when she and a friend emerged from the cabin to see the lodge ablaze with flames rising to the sky.

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada tweeted that there was no access to the lodge or Mary Jane Falls.

“It was the lodge itself (that was on fire,)” Sullivan said.

Sullivan estimated the lodge was a total loss.

“Everybody was out in the parking lot,” she said. “It was the lodge itself. The restaurant.”

Fire officials could not be reached for comment.