Hampton Roads, Virginia, has a reputation for being a haven for tobacco.
But there’s an increasing number of golf courses that are in jeopardy due to a tobacco-related fire, according to the Hampton Roads Department of Environmental Protection.
A fire in the tobacco road golf course in Hampton Roads has caused extensive damage to the golf course.
The fire started Saturday and is burning out of control.
The FDPA has declared a public health emergency for the area, and residents should remain at home until further notice.
“The fire began around 3:00 a.m.
Saturday, and the flames were spotted in the vicinity of the golf clubhouse.
The course is on the right side of the road, which is why we are urging residents to stay home until the fire is contained,” the FDPA wrote on its website.
“It is important that residents avoid outdoor smoking, and that anyone who might be outdoors in the area should immediately leave.”
The agency said the fire was brought under control by 4:00 p.m., but the smoke is still visible.
The road course is just outside of the city of Hampton Roads.
The Department of Natural Resources said the road course had been inspected and it had not received a report of smoke.
The agency advised residents to be cautious, and advised them to leave if they see smoke.
“Stay inside the golf facility and away from any vehicles,” the agency wrote.
The National Golf Association said the golf courses of Hampton Road, Virginia have been “for decades known for the quality of the courses and for the extensive amount of golf that has been played here.”
In an email, the NGA said the course was rated as one of the top 100 courses in the world by Golf Digest.
“Since our founding in 1967, we have been one of only a handful of courses in North America with a 100-hole championship golf course,” the Nga said.
“In fact, the only course with such a distinction is the Masters.
The top 100 are the best courses in America, with each having a unique course design and layout, and are ranked by the number of players that have played the course.”
The golf course is located in the town of Greenville, just outside the city.
The city’s mayor, Dan Dennison, said the city was shocked to hear about the fire.
“There’s a lot of people in the community that live in Hampton, and I think they’re all pretty upset,” Denniss said.
Dennisons family owns the Hampton Road Golf Course.
“We’re all shocked.
The community is devastated.
There’s a huge hole in our hearts, and we’re really, really, sad,” he said.
The golf courses golf course has been inspected twice before and has never seen any issues, Dennings family said.