Blaze destroys $1m worth of equipment at The Lakes Golf Club

April 27, 2022
Emma Castle

At least 300 sets of clubs and other valuable equipment has been destroyed in a blaze at The Lakes Golf Club, in Sydney’s South East.

A storage shed caught fire on Saturday night (23 April), with six fire trucks called to extinguish the blaze. An alarm was triggered, but in the time it took fire and rescue crews to arrive, the fire had already taken hold. 

It is thought that the fire was caused by a faulty supply port used to charge batteries.

“The crews used power saws to cut through a roller door to force entry to get in and extinguish the fire,” Fire and Rescue NSW Superintendent Adam Dewberry told The Daily Telegraph.

“A number of high valued golf clubs have been destroyed. A large quantity more will need to be assessed by industry experts and insurers, as well as the members, to check their condition.

“It was a pretty hot fire, so even if they look OK there could be some signification degradation in their performance,” said Dewberry.

The Lakes’ management have told members that they hope the lost equipment will be covered under their insurance. 

They said in an email to members: “We are very sorry to advise that some of the members and Club property stored in this area have been damaged.

“We are working with our insurance company to schedule an assessor to come out to the Club and provide their report on the situation and are hopeful that any damaged equipment will be covered under the Club’s insurance.”

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