Golf can be a tough enough game without distractions, but for those playing the course at Lu Lu Country Club Sunday morning, they also had to compete against the noises of firefighting.
At approximately 10:30 am, the call came in to the Fort Washington Fire Company that smoke was emanating from a large maintenance shed, just off the course’s Limekiln Pike boundary.
“Once we arrived on location, we got the garage doors open and [we saw] there were several pieces of machinery on fire,” said FWFC Chief Eric Clauson, adding that there were no injuries. “There was no major damage to the building, and we extinguished [the fire] pretty quickly.”
Due to the shed's location between several playing areas, FWFC crews, along with responders from Edge Hill and Oreland fire companies, used a driveway to get to the site. Clauson said there were heavy smoke conditions, so responders punched a hole in one of the garage doors to allow ventilation. He also added that the cause of the fire was presently unknown, but that the building’s doors were locked when it began.
“There were several mowers in there, pretty much typical golf course maintenance machinery,” Clauson said.
The fire was extinguished within 15 minutes, giving way to the process of packing up and making sure shed supplies such as fertilizer were secure and not affected by water runoff.
Firefighters blocked off traffic on Limekiln Pike, between Twining and Fitzwatertown Roads, with local traffic allowed through.