Clubhouse at Longmont’s Twin Peaks Golf Course Hit by Fire
Fire investigators said an early-morning blaze likely caused by a light fixture in a storage room resulted in heavy smoke damage to the clubhouse area of the city-owned Twin Peaks Golf Course in Longmont.
Longmont police Deputy Chief Jeff Satur said calls came in about 4:35 a.m. today concerning a fire at the course, 1200 Cornell Drive.
“When they arrived, they found the east end of the building engulfed, and they were able to get the fire out this morning,” Satur said.
Satur said seven fire trucks and an assistant chief responded to the blaze, and it was knocked down in about one hour.
“We always treat every investigation seriously and it’s still very early in the investigation, but we don’t have any information that would lead us to believe it’s an arson,” Satur said.
Satur said that the exact cause is unknown, but it appears the fire may have started in a storage room and been electrical in nature.
“They believe it is likely associated with a light fixture that was in a storage room,” Satur said. “They can’t narrow it down to the exact cause because there were other combustibles in the storage room like score cards, but they believe it is associated with that light fixture.”
The heaviest damage was to a covered patio area, he said, although smoke damage is evident in the clubhouse, and the dining room was also affected. The storage room where the fire is believed to have started is in the northeast corner of the covered porch, Satur said.
Satur said the golf course will be closed through Monday morning “at a minimum,” and people are advised to check t he city’s website for updates.
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