Three-Alarm Fire Engulfs Country Club in Beaver County (PA)

A three-alarm fire this morning heavily damaged the nearly 90-year-old Harmony Ridge Country Club in Beaver County, reports The Pittsburgh Post Gazette.

The fire was reported around 5:30 a.m. and was confined to the main building of the club on Breitenstein Road in Harmony, according to county emergency officials. 

Harmony fire Chief Jim Curcio said the fire was brought under control about two hours later. No injuries were reported.

Part of the structure collapsed as firefighters worked to contain the blaze.

Shane Miller of Economy, who has worked at the club for four years, called the fire “devastating.”

Chief Curcio said the state fire marshal’s office has been called to the scene to investigate the cause.

The main building of the club, formerly known as the Ambridge Country Club, is occasionally used as an event venue for weddings and other functions. The facility housed a banquet hall, ballroom and a downstairs tavern — the Pub Down Under Blues Cafe and Sports Bar.

A smaller building on the grounds that houses an ice cream shop and restrooms was not damaged. 

It remains unclear what the owners will do about events that had been scheduled at the club.

Professional golfer John Mazza and two area businessmen, Greg Paul of Beaver and Ed Rae of Cranberry, bought the Ambridge Country Club in 2008 and converted the private nine-hole facility into a public course with a new name — Harmony Ridge.

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