OAKLAND — A two-alarm hearth early Tuesday gutted the historic clubhouse on the Lake Chabot Golf Course, officers mentioned.
No accidents have been reported.
Somebody within the space of the course, positioned at 11450 Golf Hyperlinks Highway in East Oakland, noticed flames coming from the location about 12:30 a.m. and referred to as the hearth division.
The primary firefighters on scene noticed the clubhouse closely concerned with smoke and hearth and rapidly referred to as a second alarm, officers mentioned.
Oakland Fireplace Division spokesman Michael Hunt mentioned 40 firefighters introduced the hearth beneath management about 1:50 a.m.
The hearth was confined to the clubhouse, which features a restaurant, eating room and bar and area for different occasions. Hunt mentioned the clubhouse was “just about in ruins.” Hunt mentioned the roof to the close by professional store sustained some harm, however not the store itself.
Golfers have been out on the hyperlinks Tuesday morning.
Investigators consider the hearth began in a kitchen space however weren’t capable of instantly decide the trigger, Hunt mentioned. A harm determine was nonetheless being decided as was the soundness of the constructing.
Course officers couldn’t be instantly reached for remark.
In response to the its web site, the general public course opened in 1923 and the Spanish-style clubhouse opened in 1940.