Fire destroys part of Mendakota Country Club


Hannah Burlingame/Review • A July 13 fire destroyed a storage space next to the clubhouse at the Mendakota Country Club, located at 2075 Mendakota Drive in Mendota Heights. Even though the fire damage to the clubhouse was minimal, it’s closed for repairs due to damage from smoke and water.

A fire broke out in the early morning hours of July 13 at the Mendakota Country Club, destroying a storage space off its clubhouse.

Assistant Mendota Heights Fire Chief Scott Goldenstein said around 4:30 a.m. that Friday, the department was alerted to the fire and the first units were on the scene in under three minutes.

Flames had burned through the roof of a storage building right next to the main clubhouse.

“We had flames about 20 feet above that roofline and also above the country club building itself,” Goldenstein said. When crews came in, they concentrated their efforts on the clubhouse because the storage building was gone.

Besides the Mendota Heights Fire Department, responders came from Eagan, Inver Grove Heights and South Metro Fire. 

Goldenstein said the fire damage to the clubhouse was limited to a wall that abutted the destroyed storage building. There was also significant water and smoke damage to the clubhouse building, as well.

The fire marshal is still determining the cause of the fire and the clubhouse is closed as work is done to repair it.

 

— Hannah Burlingame

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