Highland Park Improvement Club suffers heavy damage in fire
The Highland Park Improvement Club (HPIC) at 1115 SW Holden suffered a major fire early Friday morning and is now closed was shuttered after a fire early Friday. Damage estimated at $200.000. Cause undetermined.
The club does have insurance and adjusters have been in touch.
We currently have a team of amazing folk securing the building from the significant damage. FOR YOUR SAFETY PLEASE DO NOT COME ON THE PROPERTY. We know that you are all feeling this loss with us. Currently the parameter is not a place we want people to be unattended.
At this point the cause of the fire remains undetermined, and we are still waiting on final clearance from the fire department on the safety of the interior.
Sweet friends, your outpouring of love, concern, and good wishes has carried us through out this very difficult day. While we are all still in shock as we know many of you are, we are very clear that we could not have managed today without all the cushion of support holding us up today.
At this time, the biggest way that you can help is to go to our website and make a financial donation of any size that you are able to give.
We do not know what the coming days will bring. Please continue to look to this page and our website for continuous updates.
There is one thing that we know for sure, with the support and love of our community,
WE WILL RISE.
HPIC shared images of the damage on their Facebook page and stated:
“We are waking up to the shocking news of a fire over night at our beloved HPIC, Huge gratitude to our local fire department Station house 11 on Holden and 16th. Had they been 10-20 seconds later in their response the damage would have been much greater. Huge gratitude for the person driving by who called in the fire. Huge gratitude that no one was hurt.:
For now our lunch service is shut down as well as the Community Fridge, indefinitely. It hurts our hearts to have to do this, but safety first."
They said via a Facebook video that "We will be back."