An accidental fire that started in the early hours of Monday morning burnt down a clubhouse in a privately-owned golf course in Sayward.
The initial call from the clubhouse on Rainbow’s End Golf Club came in at 1:15 a.m. on Oct. 26, said Const. Colin Banks from the Sayward RCMP.
The clubhouse had been vacant for several years. The golf course wners’ niece, who was visiting them, decided to stay in the clubhouse two days before the fire.
On her second night at the place, she lit a fire in the woodstove before sleeping and woke up to see there was a fire on a chair, said Banks. By the time she went to get help the fire had already spread.
The woman and her dog got out safely without any injuries but the fire could not be contained and burnt down the whole building.
According to Banks, when the fire department got to the scene, the building was already beyond the point of saving. “They had to let the structure burn to the ground,” he said.