Monday, November 16, 2009


Columbia Township – A suspicious fire destroyed an old clubhouse at the now vacant Riverside Golf Club on East River Road in Columbia Station.

Chief Ray Anthony of the Columbia Township Fire Department said that someone driving by the old Golf Course spotted smoke coming from the building that sits close to the road. “When we arrived we had heavy smoke and flames showing from the roof of the building.”

With the lack of hydrants close to the structure a water shuttle was called to the scene.

Anthony said he received assistance from several area Departments with manpower, Engines and Tankers. One of the key pieces of equipment arrived when Olmsted Falls sent their new Tower truck. Anthony had them back up into the parking lot and dump water down into the center of the structure – completing the extinguishing of the fire.

Other Departments assisting Columbia included, Eaton Township, Valley City, Grafton Township and Carlisle Township Fire with their 7,000 gallon Tanker.

The fire was brought under control within the hour but due to the size of the structure Firefighters were on scene well into the early morning hours.

No injuries were reported.

TMC NEWS reported on a field fire on the grounds of the Riverside Golf Club back in July of 2007. To see that story: CLICK HERE


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