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Officials investigate suspicious golf cart barn fire

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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC (WTOC) -

Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is investigating a suspicious fire that destroyed a golf cart barn at a Hilton Head plantation golf course Monday.

Deputies responded to a reported structure fire at the Bear Creek Golf Course on Whooping Crane Way just after 5 a.m.

Hilton Head Fire and Rescue were on scene actively fighting the fire that consumed the cart barn and a large portion of the clubhouse.

Authorities say a utility cart was found with the lights on near the barn, and appeared to have been used to break through a gate at the maintenance yard.

The cart barn, which housed around 50 golf carts, is a total loss.

Fire investigators say the fire appears to be suspicious but further tests will have to be done before a final cause is determined.

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