Fire Destroys Golf Clubhouse in the South Valley

July 8, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Investigators are having trouble figuring out what started the fire that destroyed a south valley country club.The fire burned the building to the ground at the Kings Country Club. Firefighters don't know yet how it started.

The clubhouse was being renovated and crews had a tough time, putting out the flames. A chain link fence around the building became electrified when power lines went down. The fire had to be fought with a ladder truck and hoses from a distance until the power could be shut off.

It took 25 firefighters about 45 minutes to bring the fire under control.

The fire burned so hot that as of mid-morning Tuesday, fire officials still couldn't begin their investigation because it was still too hot to process the scene.

The clubhouse building used to be the old Hanford High School building, it was in the process of being renovated.


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