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Fire Marshal: Blaze destroys Maiden clubhouse

Staff Writer
Fire Officials said they have not ruled out arson yet as the cause of a blaze Sunday morning that destroyed the Glen Oaks Country Club in Maiden.
“We haven’t ruled anything out at this point,” Catawba County Fire Marshal Mark Petit told the Times-News Monday morning. “That’s common practice.”
Petit said the county’s Communications Center received a call about the fire around 5:30 a.m.; the Communications Center was unable to identify for the Times-News the caller’s name and whether or not he was just passing through the area.
Maiden Fire Department served as the incident’s primary responder with assistance from fire crews with Lincoln County’s North 321 agency, according to the Fire Marshal’s Office.
Flames were leaping from the clubhouse when firefighters arrived on scene, and luckily, no one was inside at the time, Petit said.
The structure has been deemed a total loss.

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