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Fire consumes New York resort that inspired 'Dirty Dancing'

Fire consumes New York resort that inspired 'Dirty Dancing' (Liberty Fire Department)

The once-iconic Grossinger's Catskill Resort Hotel in New York was demolished Tuesday night after a fire tore through the vacant property, fire officials said.

The hotel inspired the 1987 film "Dirty Dancing."

The movie was actually filmed at the Mountain Lake Lodge in Pembroke, Virginia. The Virginia property was not destroyed in the fire.

According to the Liberty Fire Department, at 7:10 p.m. Tuesday, crews were dispatched to a fire in the area of Route 52 and Sullivan Ave. While en route, multiple calls reported a large structure on fire at the old Grossinger's Hotel property.

The fire consumed the three-and-a-half-story wooden building and Liberty fire officials said "at the request of Town of Liberty Code Enforcement, an excavator was brought into the scene to knock down the structure once the fire was out."

Officials said the cause of the fire is under investigation by the NYSP and Sullivan County Bureau of Fire.

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