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Fire rips through Kennett Country Club

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A late night fire caused a lot of damage at the Kennett Country Club Monday night.

According to Kennett Assistant Fire Chief David Horton, they first got the call at 10:22 p.m. Monday.  A passerby driving by the club noticed flames and called for help.

Horton says when his crew got to the club on Highway 412, flames were shooting out of the northeast side of the building and 50 percent was fully involved.  He says they believe the fire started in the northeast side.

Efforts to save it were hampered by the fact there was no fire hydrant nearby.  Crews brought in 150,000 gallons of water to help fight the fire.  Crews from Senath, Hayti, and Caruthersville assisted the Kennett Fire Department.

Officers say they believe the building was empty at the time the fire started and that the last person in the building was there at noon Monday.  No injuries are reported.

Authorities think the building is a total loss and estimate the damage at around $1 million.  The building was remodeled in 2000.

There is no cause for the fire yet as crews investigate.

Horton says crews will continue to put out hotspots Tuesday, then move debris and look for patterns.

The state fire marshall and ATF have been called in to investigate.

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