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April 27th, 2009
Updated: Lions' tube rental burns down

Lion’s Club Fire

Firefighters work to control the blaze that engulfed the Lion’s Club building. Photo by Andy Sevilla.

Associate Editor

The Lions Club tube rentals building, located on the San Marcos River, burned down Monday morning.

The fire started between 5:00-5:30 a.m. The fire caused significant damage to the roof of the cinder block building and destroyed the contents of the Lion’s Club tube rental, which operates out of the west side of the building.

Lions Club President Mike Rhoades’s only immediate statement was that, “all the contents are gone.”

Fire fighting efforts were hampered by the lack of water supply and fire hydrants at the park. South Hays County Fire Department was called for mutual aid to provide water tender trucks.

The Lion’s Club tube rental concession area, restrooms and kitchen areas were destroyed.

One firefighter was injured when he was struck by a metal fragment while cutting through a metal door during the salvage and overhaul operation after the fire.

San Marcos Fire Marshal Ken Bell is investigating the cause of the blaze. No damage estimate is yet available.

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6 thoughts on “Updated: Lions' tube rental burns down

  1. Wasn’t that a fire house at one point? I seem to recall that from before the Lion’s Club moved in.

  2. hmmmm ….. fishey? We will have to wait this one out.. I sure hate to see other tube rental places around the river make the money that the Lions Club could have made to help other city organizations. Just saying

  3. No insurance that I know of but they do plan to be up and running by Memorial Day. Hoping that the community comes out to help get these guys up and running since they help so much of San Marcos.

  4. What a shame! Justin Taylor called me this morning and told me. Lions club was one of our favorite places to ride and hang out. Hopefully there will be a restoration effort!

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