No foul play suspected in Blueberry Pines Golf Course fire
MENAHGA, Minn.—Eleven fire departments used about 300,000 gallons of water in an attempt to douse a fire that completely destroyed the Blueberry Pines Golf Course lodge Wednesday, Jan. 2.
The Wadena County Sheriff's Office received numerous calls regarding a fire at the Blueberry Pines Golf Course just before 4 p.m. Wednesday. Upon the arrival of the first law enforcement, flames were already visible from the building, according to a Wadena County Sheriff's Office news release.
Through investigation, it was learned that an employee had filled an enclosed fireplace in the basement with wood around 2:45 p.m. Propane was the main heating source and the wood stove was a supplemental heat source. No foul play is suspected.
The sheriff's office said no one was present at the time of the fire and no one was injured. The building is a complete loss.
This story has been updated. The cause of the fire has yet to be determined.