Kirkwood ski lifts to reopen after fire

At the Kirkwood Mountain Resort thousands were left in the dark after a fire broke out at a utilities building. (Courtesy Britton Lucky)

January 4, 2010 8:42:29 AM PST
The Kirkwood Ski Resort in Lake Tahoe is promising the lifts will once again be open on Monday after a massive fire shut them down all weekend.

An overheated exhaust system first caught fire Friday and shut down all power.

On Sunday, Kirkwood managers announced that everything was up and running after the resort brought in generators, but there was a problem, chairlifts ran backward or not at all, because of a bad electrical connection.