Ironman triathlon to go on as planned after Lake Placid fire

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) – A fire has destroyed two buildings in Lake Placid a day before hundreds of people are expected to participate in the annual Ironman triathlon in the village.

The Adirondack Daily Enterprise reports Saturday that police and firefighters will remain at the scene throughout the night. There are no reports of injuries.

Flames broke out around 6:30 p.m. in a building with apartments and stores. They quickly spread to a neighboring building.

Officials with the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation also are working to keep falling debris away from the Ironman swim course.

The buildings are near Mirror Lake, where the competition kicks off with a swim Sunday morning.

Triathlon officials say Sunday’s race will go ahead as scheduled.

More than 2,500 people are expected to participate.

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