Chapel Hill Country Club Fire

Post Date:01/21/2007

ISSUED BY: Catherine Lazorko 919-969-5055
SUBJECT: Chapel Hill Country Club Fire
CONTACT: Assistant Fire Marshal Doug Kelly (919) 969-2052
On-duty Battalion Chief (919) 968-2781

CHAPEL HILL – The Chapel Hill Fire Department teamed with area firefighters from Durham, Parkwood and New Hope in fighting a fire that was reported at about 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, at the clubhouse of the Chapel Hill Country Club, 103 Lancaster Drive.

The fire was reported by a tennis court maintenance worker. The building was unoccupied.

Chapel Hill Fire Chief Dan Jones said the fire was challenging to fight due to the construction of the Mansard roof, which has two slopes on each of its four sides with the lower slope being much steeper. The roof’s tiered levels and layers presented difficulties in locating and battling the fire. The roof was destroyed in the fire.

A total of 34 fire personnel equipped with two ladder trucks and six pumper trucks worked to fight the fire, which was extinguished at about 9 p.m.

No reported injuries occurred during the fire. An investigation into the cause of the fire is expected to begin on Monday morning.

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