Firefighters from the Saline Area Fire Department were among many who battled a blaze at Reddeman Farms Golf Club in Chelsea early Saturday morning.
Saline firefighters were dispatched to the fire around 1:25 a.m. and found the banquet hall engulfed in flames. Fire gutted the facility, which hosts weddings and other events.
Nobody was injured in the fire, according to Chelsea Fire Chief Rob Arbini. He said the building was a total loss.
The initial call came in the Chelsea Fire Department land line around 1:05 a.m. Chelsea firefighters made their way toward the golf course and spotted the orange glow from several miles away, so a fire captain called for a three-alarm response, which brought Saline and several other departments to the scene.
The banquet hall was fully involved when the firest unit arrived on the scene at 1:26 a.m., Arbini said.
The building house the banquet hall, pro shop, kitchen, golf courts and thousands of dollars in merchandise.
"I can't even begin to estimate the value lost," Arbini said.
Arbini urged residents to call 911 instead of the fire department's business line in cases of emergency.
"We could have had a difference response model. It's much more efficient to call 911 and have the responses handled through that system," Arbini said.
Michigan State Police are investigating the cause of the fire and are expected to return Monday to continue the investigation.
Firefighters worked the scene until 10:15 a.m., Arbini said.
Reddeman Farms is located at 555 S. Dancer Road.