On March 25, a fire started on a loading dock at the Birmingham, Ala., property and spread to the wall and roof, which firefighters got under control within 15 minutes, attributing their quick work to the help of sprinklers. In 2007, the property lost its 17,000-sq. ft. clubhouse to a fire and rebuilt the structure two years later.
Firefighters were called to Inverness Country Club in Birmingham, Ala., around 9:30 p.m. on March 25 for a fire that started on a loading dock and spread to the wall and roof, Birmingham’s WVTM-TV reported.
Once the fire entered the attic, the building’s sprinklers were activated. Fire fighters say it took about 15 minutes to get the blaze under control and the sprinklers were a big help, WVTM-TV reported.
It was a much different case back in 2007 when a fire destroyed the old clubhouse. When the building was rebuilt, the sprinklers were added per code requirements, WVTM-TV reported.
C&RB featured Inverness as its December 2007 cover story, as the property dealt with the loss of its 17,000-sq. ft. clubhouse (“Inverness CC Rises from the Ashes“). A new clubhouse opened two years after the devastating blaze (“A Hot Property Again“).
The exterior of the building and roof suffered damage in the recent fire and no injuries were reported. The cause of the fire remains under investigation, WVTM-TV reported.
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