MELFA, Va. (WAVY) — Multiple fire units responded to a fire at the Eastern Shore Yacht & Country Club, according to the Accomack County Sheriff’s Department.
Dispatchers said units responded to the fire at 10:30 p.m. Friday evening. First arriving units from Melfa VFC found heavy smoke and fire conditions and requested additional help.
Reports say the club was in the process of closing down for the evening when the fire ignited, spreading through the building.
The building suffered extremely heavy damage with a large portion of the roof collapsing and over 200,000 gallons of water were used to combat the blaze.
Melfa, Painter, Wachapreague, Onancock, Tasley, Exmore, Nassawadox, Parksley and Bloxom fire crews responded to the fire
The cause is under investigation.
Photographer Bill Thomas provided these aerial photos of the damage: