A statement on the Fort McMurray Golf Club’s Facebook page confirms extensive damage, including the destruction of its clubhouse, adding that it has yet to assess the damage.
The statement reads:
“Thank you for the many messages of concern we’ve received regarding the course and our staff.
We can confirm the Fort McMurray Golf Club (FMGC) infrastructure sustained extensive damage as a result of the fire, including the loss of our clubhouse. Thankfully, we evacuated safely, everyone was accounted for, and there were no injuries sustained during the process.
When we are permitted by authorities, and it is safe to do so, we will be able to better assess the condition of our courses. We are committed to returning to operation when it is safe and appropriate to do so.
For now, our thoughts are with our many staff members, the community of Fort McMurray, and the tireless and brave workers who are fighting to protect our city.”
GNN has received images of where the clubhouse once stood.