Vacant Cheltenham, Pa. location is deemed a “total loss” by fire marshal.
A building once occupied by Cedarbrook Country Club in Cheltenham, Pa. burned to the ground May 8, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer. The incident is under investigation.
Cedarbrook moved from the Cheltenham facility to Blue Bell, Pa. a few years ago, where it still operates.
The Cheltenham building is located on the premises of Wyngate Townhomes and was being used for offices and storage. The nearby townhouses were not damaged, the Inquirer reported.
In a conflicting report from another newspaper that covers suburban Philadelphia, The [Norristown, Pa.] Times Herald said the townhouses were under evacuation and that the fire burned through the townhomes.
Fire Marshal Joseph O’Neill could not estimate the damage done to the building.
“It was pretty much a defensive firefighting strategy from the beginning,” O’Neill said. “It was vacant. We weren’t going to stop it.”
Firefighters arrived at the scene at 10:30 p.m. and had the blaze under control by 3 a.m.