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Chairlift fire at Apex
Twelve people were evacuated from a chairlift at Apex Mountain Resort on Monday, as a result of a fire.
General Manager James Shalman said the ski area experienced an engine fire at the top of the Triple Chair at 12:15 p.m.
They did a lift evacuation with a chair and a harness, and everyone was OK following the incident, he said.
"There were no injuries or issues and everyone skied the rest of the day," he said.
The Triple Chair will now be closed for the rest of the season, which is only for six more days.
Shalman said during the time he has been at Apex, there has never been an incident on that chair before.
People will not be inconvenienced on the remaining days because Apex's high speed detachable quad accesses more than 80 percent of the terrain at the ski area, he added.
Apex will also offer 25 per cent off lift tickets until closing day, April 6.
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