LINCOLN, R.I. (WPRI) — Kirkbrae Country Club is likely going to be closed for a while after it caught fire early Monday morning.

Crews responded to the Lincoln golf course and wedding venue around 4:30 a.m. and found smoke and flames coming from the roof.

Fire Chief Robert Fisher said it appears the fire started near the loading area for the kitchen.

Crews were able to contain the fire, but Fisher said there is extensive water and smoke damage throughout the building.

“There’s a lot of work that needs to be done. There’s water damage all the way to the basement,” Fisher said. “It’s their busy season with golf and weddings and events, so it’s going to be [closed for] quite some time.”

One firefighter was treated at the scene for heat exhaustion. No other injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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Kirkbrae President Lou Rotella later released a statement saying they’re using all available resources to “ensure our facility is safe and operational sooner than expected.”

“We are doing everything possible to accommodate our members, employees and event guests during this time,” Rotella wrote. “We appreciate everyone’s patience as we quickly restore Kirkbrae to its original splendor. We will announce updates when available.”

Rotella told 12 News power has been restored to portions of the building and crews will be working late Monday night, then returning in the morning.

He also thanked first responders for their hard work during and after the fire.

Kirkbrae’s clubhouse was built in 2000 and renovated in 2008 and again in 2020, according to Rotella.