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Fire destroys Idaho Club lodge

Thu., Dec. 18, 2008, 8:50 p.m.

Fire destroyed the clubhouse and lodge at an upscale golf and luxury home community near Sandpoint on Thursday.

Someone called the Northside Fire Department about 3:30 p.m. and reported a fire at The Idaho Club, 151 Clubhouse Way.

Three hours later, a Bonner County dispatcher said flames were still engulfing the building, which housed a restaurant, bar and lounge and a deck overlooking the Pack River.

No one was injured and the building was insured, according to a news release from The Idaho Club.

“We are greatly saddened as this was a building that held many memories for so many people,” club President Chuck Reeves said in a news release. “The only thing we can do at a time like this is to look to the future and think about how we can quickly rebuild the Lodge and make it even better than it was before.”

The Idaho Club is located in the Pack River delta between Sandpoint and Hope,Idaho. It opened in August with a golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus.

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