Christmas tree causes fire at Milwaukee Country Club

Dec. 23, 2013

River Hills — The Milwaukee Country Club is closed for the time being after a Christmas tree caught fire Sunday morning.

According to an NSFD news release, a country club staff member noticed the flaming tree and called in the fire. Arriving firefighters did not see smoke or fire from outside the club but found heavy smoke inside.

The country club's sprinkler system had put out the tree and contained the fire before NSFD's arrival, investigators found.

No one was injured during the fire. The origin of the fire was determined to be a Christmas tree in one of the first-floor dining rooms of the country club.

There was fire damage, as well as heavy smoke and water damage from the sprinklers to the dining room. The total cost of the damage is not yet determined.

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