Tiger Point fire was accidental

The Florida State Fire Marshal determined the fire at Tiger Point Golf Club in Gulf Breeze Tuesday was accidental and started in the air conditioning unit area.

The state fire marshal noted, however, the cause of the fire is still undetermined. No other information is available from the fire marshal’s office at this time.

The fire started around 6:40 p.m. Tuesday and it took firefighters nearly an hour to put it out. But despite smoke and water damage inside the clubhouse, Tiger Point is open again for golfing and the pro shop is open as well.

The only part of the course that isn’t operational at this time is the Sunset Grille. The club restaurant is closed until further notice.

“That isn’t something we can make a commitment to at this time as to when it will open,” said Jesse Sproles, the director of Food and Beverage at the club.

The course reopened Wednesday at 1 p.m., with golfers being allowed to golf for free the remainder of the day. It opened again Thursday for business as usual.

“We had free golf available yesterday and we opened back up this morning at 7 a.m. for normal golfing hours,” Sproles said. “We’re back to normal operations on the course.”

Inside the clubhouse, a Servpro team is busy taking care of the damage from the smoke and water.

“Even though most of the fire was external, you still have to deal with smoke and water damage inside,” Sproles said. “Servpro has a whole army here working on cleaning things up and they are doing a great job with it.”

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