At 3:57 a.m. Sunday the Hays Fire Department, assisted by the Hays Police Department and Ellis County EMS, was dispatched to a building fire at the Fort Hays Municipal Golf Course, 1450 Golf Course Road. On arrival, firefighters found a golf cart storage building with fire spreading throughout. The Ellis County Rural Fire Department was called to assist.
Firefighters used four hose lines to bring the fire under control. Because of the limited water supply at the golf course, a tanker truck from the Rural Fire Department was used to augment the fire hydrant water supply.
The fire was discovered by a passing motorist.
The building was heavily damaged by the fire. There were no injuries.
The cause of the fire was accidental but due to the heavy damage, the most probable cause was not determined.
Seven fire trucks and 24 firefighters responded. The last firefighters left the scene at 5:55 a.m.