Fire at the DuBois Country Club
24, 2014- Jessica Illuzzi
DuBOIS- Police noticed flames coming from the DuBois Country Club around 2 am
this morning. As of 5:30 this morning the fire was under control and firefighters
were working on a few remaining hotspots.
cause of the fire and extent of the damage are still undetermined.
Flames were coming through the roof of the building causing it to cave in. Employees were removing golf equipment from the pro-shop behind the Country Club while firefighters battled the flames but it seems to be intact.
DuBois Fire Chief John Emerick said when they
first arrived they tried to put the fire out from inside the building but had
to evacuate and attack the fire from outside as conditions got worse.
Chief Emerick said, “When
we arrived fire was coming through the roof of the building. Within minutes of
our arrival we tried to make an interior attack, the conditions got bad, the
roof started coming in and we went to an exterior attack on the building.”
were treated for minor injuries. Two
were treated on scene and one was taken to the hospital and has since been released.
The State Police Fire Marshall was on the scene and they will begin
investigating the cause this morning.