The Bluleberry Pines Golf Course lodge is a complete loss after a fire destroyed the building Wednesday night.
On Wednesday, Jan. 2 at approximately 3:55 p.m., the Wadena County Sheriff’s Office received multiple 911 calls regarding a fire at the Blueberry Pines Golf Course. Upon the arrival of the first law enforcement, flames were already visible from the building. The Menahga Fire Department was paged and soon after requested assistance from several area fire departments. Fire Departments from Sebeka, Park Rapids, and Wolf Lake were the first called for mutual aid. Due to the intensity of the fire, fire departments from Wadena, Verndale, Staples, Akeley, Nevis, Bluffton, and Carsonville were all requested by the Menahga Fire Chief. The building is expected to be a complete loss and was still actively burning as of 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to a news release from the Wadena Couty Sheriff's Office.