GOLF FIRE: ISU Course Building Damaged

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Fire crews in Story County say a fire at an Iowa State golf facility is suspicious.

Ames Fire Department was called out to the new ISU golf facility that is under construction just south of Ames along highway 69.

Crews found flames in a small section of the new ISU golf performance center and were able to quickly put out the fire.

Kelley Fire Department was then called to the fire since the facility is in their district.

Kelly’s assistant fire chief is calling the fire suspicious, but says they won’t know the cause until investigators can take a look at the scene Thursday morning.

The fire appears to have started outside the building, which is a wood structure.

There is no estimate of damage because the building is still under construction.

The new facility is being built by an Ames developer and being leased by to ISU according to the Cyclones golf team website.

The estimated $2 million structure sits on 16 acres, includes driving range, tee stations, as well as greens and sand pits.