VIDEO: Priceless items of golf history were saved from inside the Oakland Hills Country Club as it burned in February.
The fire caused $80 million in damage. Most of the building and priceless pieces of memorabilia and art were destroyed -- but some items were saved. For the first time Local 4 is showing footage from inside the clubhouse.
Approximately 17 fire departments were called in to assist Bloomfield Township on the morning of Feb. 17, including the Southfield Fire Department. On that day, Lt. Zac McKee and his teams suited up and headed out knowing there was a ton of history inside the clubhouse.
“When we left our station and we got to 12 and Telegraph, you could see the smoke blowing across telegraph,” Lt. McKee said.
The century-old wooden structure was in flames with Lt. McKee, Firefighter Michael Petry, Firefighter/medic Nate Herr and Firefighter Patrick Kerr arrived. There was discussion en route of what might be inside.