Possum Kingdom Hotel Burns Down


Photo of the damage to The Cliffs Resort | Image by texomashomepage.com

The Cliffs Resort at Possum Kingdom Lake in Palo Pinto County burned down Sunday morning after a fire broke out and spread rapidly through the three buildings that make up the complex.

Firefighters extinguished the fire, possibly saving one of the three buildings and preventing the flames from spreading throughout the resort.

In addition to the Lake Palo Pinto Volunteer Fire Department, crews from across the county helped put the flames out using water from the nearby lake. Pictures of the blaze were posted on the fire department’s Facebook page.

One witness, Lita Giddings, told WFAA that at about 2:20 a.m., one of the hotel’s employees “ran the halls banging on everyone’s door shouting ‘fire’ in all three buildings and got everyone out safely.”

Thanks to the quick evacuation, no guests were injured. Investigators are still trying to determine what caused the fire.

The Cliffs Resort consists of units for both guests and permanent residents. Sitting on a hilltop about 200 feet above the lake, The Cliffs Resort features onsite security, an eighteen-hole golf course, three swimming pools, a marina, an RV park for campers, an onsite restaurant, bar, and other features.

Possum Kingdom Lake is a popular recreation site in North Texas. It is 80 miles from Fort Worth and has 310 miles of shoreline. The lake is a popular destination for those who enjoy the outdoors and activities such as hiking, golfing, and boating.

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