Bogey Hills Country Club On-Scene Fire Investigation Complete, Arson Not The Cause
Analysis Of Evidence, Specific Origin And Cause Findings Report In Progress
With the assistance of the National Response Team (NRT) of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Missouri State Fire Marshal’s Office and the St. Charles County Police Department, Central County Fire & Rescue (CCFR) investigators have concluded the on-scene phase of the investigation of the Bogey Hills Country Club fire.
“The thorough investigation of a fire of this size would not have been possible without the assistance and teamwork demonstrated by ATF, the Missouri State Fire Marshal’s Office and the St. Charles County Police Department,” says CCFR Assistant Chief Steve Brown. “This was a tragic event for our entire community, and we truly appreciate their willingness to step in and help.”
On Thursday, Feb. 16, at approximately 11:55 p.m., CCFR and surrounding fire departments responded to a three-alarm blaze that destroyed the historic Bogey Hills Country Club at 1120 Country Club Road in St. Charles County, Missouri.
The entire investigation team has spent nearly a week extensively examining the scene, conducting interviews and reviewing hours of video footage shot by witnesses and firefighters to determine the origin and cause of the fire. The investigation is not complete, but the team has been able to rule out arson as a potential cause. A final report detailing the specific origin and cause findings will be available at the conclusion of the investigation.
About Central County Fire & Rescue
The Central County Fire & Rescue (CCFR) District is one of the largest fire districts in Missouri, covering 72-square miles of St. Charles County, MO and a population of 90,000. A team of 82 firefighter/EMTs, fire inspectors and operational staff work together to keep the St. Peters and St. Charles, MO community safe. This well trained team operates six fire stations, seven days a week. A three member, citizen-elected Board of Directors, leads the District.