UPDATE: Fire closes golf course

Jan. 14, 2013 @ 04:03 PM

An early morning fire Monday damaged the clubhouse at the Blair Park Golf Course, which also resulted in the temporary suspension of play at the municipal golf course through the end of this week.
The blaze, which the High Point Fire Department ruled an accident, happened in the restaurant area of the clubhouse.
“The fire was accidental and appears to be electrical. The fire was contained to the restaurant area, but there was smoke damage throughout the building. The call came in as a burglar alarm; so police arrived on scene first and saw smoke showing and notified the Fire Department,” said Capt. Denita Lynch.
The incident was reported at 2:57 a.m., though no one was in the clubhouse when the fire happened. The last Fire Department unit cleared the scene at Blair Park about 6:30 a.m., according to a copy of the incident report. The clubhouse is at S. Main Street and Nathan Hunt Drive in the southern part of the city.
The clubhouse will be closed for several days for cleanup and inspection by insurance agents, Lynch said.
City officials hope to reopen Blair Park to play by Saturday, said Jeron Hollis, city communications officer. The clubhouse has to be ready to process golfers for rounds.
The Fire Department incident report estimated property and content damages to the building at $300,000. The building and its contents are estimated worth $3 million, according to the incident report. 

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High Point Fire Department officials have ruled a fire that damaged the cafeteria area at the Blair Park Golf Course an accidental blaze.
The fire was caused by an electrical problem, said Denita Lynch, spokeswoman for the Fire Department. The building will be closed several days for cleanup and inspection by insurance officials, Lynch told The High Point Enterprise.


A fire early Monday morning in the cafeteria area of the clubhouse at Blair Park Golf Course has closed the golf course to play.
Officials with the city of High Point and High Point Fire Department are assessing the damage. The fire occurred after 2 a.m. at the golf course in south High Point off S. Main Street.
Check HPE.com later for further details.