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George Strait's Texas Property Destroyed By Massive Fire

On Saturday, November 4, while the rest of the nation was occupied with turning back time for Daylight Savings, firefighters were busy battling a massive fire near Boerne, Texas.

Now, reports have confirmed that the fire, which occurred around 7 p.m, destroyed the club house at Tapatio Springs Resort.

Kin Man Hui, SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS

One of the property's co-owners is country singer George Strait.

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When the Boerne fire crew arrived on the scene the fire had already taken over the entire structure. They spent hours trying to put out the flames.

"The attic was fully involved when the first crew arrived (just before 7 p.m.), explained Boerne Fire Chief Doug Meckel. "They were evacuating the people who were inside. Right now we're in a defensive mode, that is, we're keeping it from spreading, keeping it confined to the one structure."

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Five fire departments were on the scene battling the blaze and people were advised to stay away from the area because "firefighters and local residents do not need the interruption of your curiosity." Thankfully, no injuries were reported, but the damage appears to be quite extensive.  

The country star has not commented on the incident yet, but the resort has issued a statement and pictures from the scene have also been released.

A statement posted to the resort's Facebook page confirmed that the building "is a total loss."

"We are so sorry to report that a fire started in the Clubhouse this evening and the building is a total loss. We are tremendously grateful for our staff, guests, members and the fire departments that responded quickly, cleared the building to ensure everyone’s safety, and have provided so much to Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort," the statement read.

Kendall County Emergency Management

By 9 p.m, Chief Meckel, told reporters that it was still "too early to say what happened." Days later, no official cause has been revealed.

Kendall County Emergency Management

Strait and entrepreneur Tom P. Cusick Jr. bought the 20 acre resort and golf course in 2011. The singer has often been spotted on the property, in fact, just a week before the fire, he performed at the resort to raise funds for Feherty’s Troops First Foundation.

Kendall County Emergency Management

More information is expected to become available as the investigation continues.

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