Three volunteer fire departments responded to the early-morning fire over the weekend at the Jenkins, Ky. club. While crews were able to contain the fire within an hour and nobody was injured, the building was destroyed.
A clubhouse fire at the Raven Rock Golf Course in Jenkins, Ky. broke out in the early-morning hours of June 4, WYMT reported. The Jenkins Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched at 2:20 a.m. with help from Mayking Volunteer Fire Department and Neon Volunteer Fire Department.
“We saw the fire from the highway. So, we knew we had a working fire,” Jenkins Vol. Fire Dept. Captain James Stephens said.
Stephens told WYMT they were able to contain the fire within an hour. While nobody was injured, the building was destroyed.
The Jenkins Volunteer Fire Department captain also said people could see smoke for a few days, WYMT reported.
“Something like you have here, when the roof comes down, it creates little voids in those little pockets, and so, it’s hard for us to get water into those areas and pockets,” he said.
Raven Rock Golf Course management released the following statement to WYMT:
“The golf course is closed temporarily; however, plans are to reopen soon in some capacity. The Pine Restaurant will take longer to reopen…
Raven Rock staff will notify those who have booked upcoming events and will coordinate with Pine Mountain Grill to provide a venue…
We are sad for the loss of the community as a recreational opportunity and community tourism draw. We do plan to rebuild and look forward to that day.”