The clubhouse of the Minnewasta Golf Course in Morden is considered a total loss after a fire on Saturday.
Smoke and flames seeped through the roof of the building when the fire department arrived at around 9:15 a.m., Morden’s assistant fire chief Tim Reimer told Global News.
The clubhouse of the Minnewasta Golf Course in Morden is considered a total loss after a fire on Saturday. A nearby pro shop was also slightly damaged.
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“The extent of the fire put us in a defensive mode in which we had to fight the fire strictly from outside the building and protect the adjacent building, the so-called pro shop,” says Reimer.
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The second building, which also houses the golf carts for the courses, was slightly damaged.
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Reimer says the crews had the fire under control by noon. After that, they focused their efforts on eliminating hotspots before investigating the as-yet-unexplained cause.
“We probably had around 40 firefighters on site, plus two pumps, a pallet truck, an ambulance and a few other emergency vehicles,” said Reimer, adding that they had received help from the Winkler fire department.
The clubhouse contained a restaurant and a banquet hall.
Reimer says no one was injured, and the website has been turned over to insurance companies who will start their own investigations.
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