Whispering Creek Golf Course is coping with thousands of dollars in damages from Wednesday's fire

Insurance is expected to cover all damages to equipment

By Jamie Perez | jperez@kcautv.com

Published 08/24 2016 06:14PM

Updated 08/24 2016 06:14PM

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The fire that engulfed the Whispering Creek Golf Club's maintenance shed last night left hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages.

At 9:45 p.m. Tuesday night, 22 firefighters rushed to the scene to contain the 100-foot flame fire, and successfully put it out 12 hours later. 

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but for the golf club's director of maintenance, the equipment is not what mattered the most to him. 

"Initially you always worry about people; buildings can be rebuilt, equipment can be replaced, people cannot," says Jeff Kuhn, director of golf. "So first and foremost [worry about], the people, the firefighters, public safety, all those things. From there, let nature take its course. There's nothing we're going to be able to do other than put out the fire and assess the damage from there."

The golf course was shut down for damage assessment and public safety concerns on Wednesday but the staff says due to the incredible amount of community support and help from local golf clubs, they are expecting to be up and running by 5:30 p.m. Thursday. 

 

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