MILLINOCKET – A bowling in Millinocket is destroyed Monday morning after it’s roof collapsed overnight.
Millinocket firefighters said the weight of the snow on top of the roof caused it to cave in.
The initial call came in around 11:30 p.m. Sunday, there were reports that the bowling alley, Katahdin Pins and Cues, had exploded.
Millinocket town councilor Jesse Dumais was on his way home when he happened upon the incident.
Dumais stated “Almost completely the front wall the facade of the building blew out and on the side where the Blue Ox and where the street is they almost caved in. And the back side the back section was blown out also.”
We’re told the collapse caused damage to one building across the street, sending debris onto both Penobscot and Aroostook avenues.
The building was built in the 1960’s and has hosted bowling leagues, pool leagues, birthday parties and chem free high school events before closing its doors a few years ago.
No one was hurt, but the building is a total loss.
NOTES:/COLLAPSED PICS COURTESY: BENN BARR
NOTES:/OUTSIDE SUMMER PIC COURTESY LYNN CASEY YORK