Wednesday, June 18, 2003
Fire at Longshore Halfway House Causes Extensive Damage
Fire broke out late Tuesday night at the halfway house on the golf course of Westports Longshore Club Park.
Police reported the town-owned structure on the ninth hole of the course was heavily involved in flames.
Responding firefighters quickly knocked it down, reporting the fire under control shortly before midnight.
The one-story facility, which serves drinks and refreshments to golfers, was damaged extensively.
Fie officials said the blaze appeared to have been intentionally set, but did not give details or say whether there wrere any suspects.
Several years ago, one of Longshore’s nearby cabins was destroyed by a fire which officials believed also was the result of arson. No arrests were made.