The state police fire marshal is investigating the cause of a large fire that broke out Monday morning at the Venue at Harmony Ridge, formerly known as the Ambridge Country Club.
Harmony Fire Chief Jim Curcio said the fire marshal was on scene Monday trying to discern how the fire started. The cause hasn’t been determined, he said.
“We don’t believe it was suspicious,” he added.
Ricki and Greg Paul purchased the golf course in 2008 and were finishing up some remodeling. The structure was built in 1923, according to the owners, and was scheduled to be the home of numerous events throughout the coming weeks.
Firefighters were on scene for about six hours Monday fighting the blaze.
Curcio said the roof of the main building caved down to the first floor, but the smaller banquet facility on the side was not damaged and the Pub Down Under had water damage. The business remains open for golfing.
Firefighters were able to salvage some artwork from the lower level and brought out a couple of the owner’s guitars. No one was injured.
Harmony was assisted by 11 fire departments, including Ambridge, Baden, Economy, Fair Oaks and Sewickley.