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Bigfork fire investigation continues

Posted at 3:07 PM, Feb 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-17 17:07:01-05

UPDATE: 9:45 a.m. - 2.17.20

BIGFORK - We are learning more about a weekend fire that destroyed a building in Bigfork.

Bigfork Fire Chief Mark Thiry says crews responded to a call from Flathead County dispatch around 2 a.m. on Sunday to the Eagle Bend Golf Club.

Bigfork units responded to the scene and didn’t see any indication of a fire outside but when the caretaker of the building opened the front door and the building was full of smoke.

The on-scene officer called for additional backup and five other fire department units responded.

Thiry says the entire inside of the building was quickly in flames and that the blaze took around four hours to extinguish.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation with the assistance of state fire Marshalls office. No injuries were reported.


(first report: 10:11 a.m. - 2.17.20)

Bigfork Fire Chief Mark Thiry said the Eagle Bend Golf Club is a total loss.

No one was inside when it started, and six separate fire departments had responded.

The structure is too hot for fire crews to get inside and investigate what caused the fire.

We will continue to provide coverage as new information is provided.