Huge Fire at Lake County Country Club, Two Ferguson Police Officers Shot, Mild March Weather

Huge Fire at Lake County Country Club, Two Ferguson Police Officers Shot, Mild March Weather

MADISON, OH (WOIO) - A local

overnight. The massive fire erupted inside Madison Country Club in Lake County on 6131 Chapel Road.

A passerby spotted the fire from the road around 12:30 a.m. Thursday.

When firefighters arrived the building was engulfed in flames. The fire department says the fire started in the middle of the building and spread quickly. Twenty-four fire companies were called to the scene, 45 firefighters in all.

Crews had an issue with water pressure because they had so many hoses on the flames. By 4:30 a.m. the fire was under control, but continued to burn. The building has been destroyed.

No one was inside at the time of the fire. No cause has been determined.

(RNN) - Two police officers were in serious condition after being

building shortly after midnight Thursday.

St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said one is a 41-year-old St. Louis County officer and 14-year law enforcement veteran, and the other one is a 32-year-old Webster Groves officer and seven-year law enforcement veteran.

The police chief said he thinks the officers were targeted for being police officers, based on the fact that they were standing among a group of officers when at least three shots rang out.

One officer was shot in the shoulder, and the other was shot in the face, Belmar said. Both are conscious and are expected to recover.

"However, those are very, very serious gunshot injuries to be able to sustain in your upper torso and certainly in your face, so they're being treated right now. Family is with them," Belmar said.


Sunny and nice, much cooler towards the lake.


: Nothing to worry about tonight. LOW: 35


Sunny start with clouds increasing. Showers pop up maybe in the late afternoon but evening and overnight are more likely.  High: 53

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