Glen Oaks Club home suffered severe damage in fire

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A fire broke out around 5 a.m. Sunday at a home on the Glen Oaks Club grounds in Old Westbury. (Photo courtesy of Nassau County Fire Service Academy)

A fire early Sunday morning at Glen Oaks Club in Old Westbury was extinguished after hours of work by eight fire departments.

Nassau County Police Department said a fire at a greenskeeper’s home at 175 Post Road on the Glen Oaks Club grounds was reported at 5:06 a.m. Sunday.

Investigators said the fire started outside the home, to the left of the front door, and the home suffered severe damage.

The Westbury Fire Department was the first on the scene and was assisted by departments in Carle Place, East Meadow, Hicksville, Jericho, Oyster Bay, Roslyn and Syosset with approximately 150 firefighters on the scene. The group was able to get the fire under control in about two hours.

Everyone in the home was evacuated safely, and a Westbury firefighter was transported to the hospital for a broken foot, county investigators said.

Investigators said the fire was accidental and the investigation is closed.

The historic club recently hosted the PGA Tour’s Northern Trust tournament in August. The course opened in Old Westbury in 1971 as a 27-hole course designed by Joe Finger after moving from its original home on the Queens-Nassau border, which opened in 1924.

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