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Golf cart fire awakens resident near Geneva

Published: Thursday, June 26, 2014 10:27 p.m. CDT

BLACKBERRY TOWNSHIP – A resident next to a Blackberry Township golf course awoke Wednesday to find a golf cart on fire nearby, according to a Kane County Sheriff's Office report.

Two sheriff's deputies responded to the 39W700 block of Benton Lane near Geneva at about 4:40 a.m. to assist the Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District with the fire, which was at tee No. 7 of the Tanna Farms Golf Course, police reported.

The fire was out by the time the deputies arrived.

The golf cart's metal frame was "heavily burnt," police said, and a torn receipt for Tanna Farms was found next to the remains.

The Benton Lane resident whose yard abuts the golf course discovered the fire, police reported. She reportedly told police that loud bangs followed by footsteps outside woke her up.

The resident reportedly told authorities she didn't see anyone outside and doesn't know what could have caused the fire.

A golf course manager told police the golf cart had broken down by tee No. 7 on Tuesday and was left there after 4 p.m., police said. The value of the vehicle was estimated at $1,500.

Maintenance personnel were en route to remove it, police said.

The cause of the fire was undetermined, police reported, noting the fire investigator was going to leave the investigation open.

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