Raging Inferno Engulfs Big Apple Country Tavern

Beach Lake — Firefighters are battling a raging fire at a landmark tavern in Wayne County.

Flames can be seen shooting through the roof of Big Apple Country Tavern in Beach Lake on route 652.

Newswatch 16 is told fire crews are having a tough time getting water from a nearby lake because it is frozen.

The Beach Lake fire chief said power to about 2,000 customers had to be turned off while they were fighting the fire.

The daughter of owner told Newswatch 16 she believed the fire started in the chimney but the exact cause of the fire is under investigation.

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