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Fire At Milburn Country Club

Fire At Milburn Country Club - The fire at the Milburn Golf & Country Club is contained, the Overland Park chief said shortly after 6 p.m.

“But we’re in a defensive posture” to make sure it does not spread as high winds whip the fire, Chief Bryan Dehner said.

The large three-alarm fire was reported about 4:30 p.m. Monday.

The fire was thought to have started on the clubhouse’s second floor, but authorities said they didn’t know what sparked it.

No injuries were reported, but high westerly winds fanned the flames and made the blaze difficult to control. Heavy smoke blanketed a large area of homes east/southeast of the club.

A fire occurred in building earlier Monday, and fire officials were working to find out more about it.

One Milburn staff member was at the club when firefighters arrived, and officials have talked to that person, Dehner said. Some construction work was being done at the club.

The club reportedly was closed Monday.

Flames were visible above the roof into the evening. Fire crews extended an aerial bucket over the clubhouse, and firefighters in the bucket poured water on the fire from above.

Crews also had to bring water from a long distance because there were no nearby hydrants.

Fire At Milburn Country Club

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