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Fire destroys restaurant at NKY country club

The Hills at Pendleton Hills burned to the ground and is considered a total loss, said Rob...
The Hills at Pendleton Hills burned to the ground and is considered a total loss, said Rob Braun, spokesman for Pendleton County.(FOX19 NOW)
Published: Jul. 20, 2021 at 7:32 AM EDT
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BUTLER, Ky. (WXIX) - Fire destroyed a restaurant at a northern Kentucky country club early Tuesday.

The Hills at Pendleton Hills is considered a total loss, said Rob Braun, spokesman for Pendleton County.

Falmouth and Pendleton County firefighters responded to the eatery on Country Club Drive off US-27 in Butler just after 2:30 a.m., Pendleton County dispatchers say.

Fire crews said when they arrived on the scene, the roof half already collapsed and the entire building was fully engulfed in flames.

They knocked the bulk of the blaze down, but the flames were too intense to save the business.

No injuries were reported.

Pendleton Hills club member Susan Candiotti says this place was a staple in the community as she described the beautiful golf course.

“It takes your breath away,” Candiotti said. “This is a place where so many people have played golf for decades and this is home, a playground for people, a place where people can feel at ease, get in a good game of golf, and as a community gathering place as well, so this hits hard.”

The owner plans to rebuild, Braun said, which Candiotti is hopeful about.

“I understand they’ll be telling the employees tonight they still have their jobs and they will build back and having hope is what will always carry you through in a time like this,” Candiotti said.

Officials said the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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