2 firefighters treated for minor injuries after country club fire in Wayzata

March 12, 2019 06:58 PM

Two firefighters were treated for injuries after a fire at a country club in Wayzata Tuesday morning.

Authorities were called to the Woodhill Country Club at about 7:52 a.m., the Wayzata Fire Department said. Several other fire departments also responded to the scene.


When crews arrived, smoke was seen coming from the backside of the building, the department said. Firefighters entered the basement of the club and found fire in the ceiling and inside the walls of the basement, with flames making their way to the second level.

"It's almost like all of the smoke would clear, and then 5 minutes later you could tell something was burning again because the smoke was pouring out of there," Wayzata Fire Chief Kevin Klapprich said.

The fire department said ceilings, walls and floors had to be removed to be able to extinguish the fire.Klapprich  said thanks to a sprinkler system and firewall in the main clubhouse, that area did not see damage. He believes if there is any disruption to the country club, it will be minimal.

"It's nice that it didn't burn to the ground, I'm thankful for that firewall," Klapprich said.

All units were cleared by 2 p.m.

The department says two firefighters were treated at a hospital for minor injuries; they've since been released. No other injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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Rebecca Omastiak

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