Fire destroys maintenance building, 75 golf carts at Sleepy Hole Golf Course in Suffolk

Posted at 9:44 PM, Oct 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-12 12:23:55-04

SUFFOLK, Va. - Firefighters with Suffolk Fire & Rescue battled a commercial structure fire at the Sleepy Hole Golf Course in the 4700 block of Sleepy Hole Road on Wednesday night.

Sleepy Hole fire

Dispatchers received the call at 7:50 p.m., and the first units arrived at the scene at 7:53 p.m to find a golf cart maintenance building engulfed in flames.

The building was completely destroyed, including 75 golf carts that were stored inside the structure.

The fire was contained to that building; no other structures were affected. Firefighters were able to bring the fire under control at 8:40 p.m.

No injuries were reported in this incident.

The director of the golf course tells News 3 they lost roughly $375,000 in golf carts. However, they weren't letting the loss affect their business. New golf carts were brought in and the course was open Thursday.

The cause of the fire is still unknown, and the investigation will be handled by the Fire Marshal's Office.

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