Hawthorne Country Club ‘total loss’ after fire

May 7, 2023


The public’s help is being sought as Dartmouth Fire District 2, Dartmouth Police and the State Fire Marshal investigate the cause of the Sunday, May 7 fire that totally destroyed the Hawthorne Country Club, 970 Tucker Road.

Anyone with information on the fire, or who made observations in the area of the former Hawthorne Country Club on Sunday afternoon, is asked to share it with Dartmouth Police or the State Police Fire & Explosion Investigation Unit at 978-567-3310

Tipsters may also contact the Arson Watch Reward Program at 1-800-682-9229. The Arson Watch Reward Program is coordinated by the Massachusetts Property Insurance Underwriters Association and offers rewards of up to $5,000 for information that helps detect or prevent arson crimes. 

The Hawthorn Country Club building is a total loss after it was destroyed in a fire on Sunday afternoon. 

The fire was reported at 1:30 p.m. and extinguished within about 2 hours, District 2 Fire Chief, Erick Turcotte said. 

There were no Injuries resulting from the fire. 

In photos released by police, a large fire could be seen on the roof of the building while Dartmouth Firefighters battled the blaze. Subsequent photos show smoke billowing from the building’s windows. 

Southbound traffic on Tucker Road was detoured up Allen Street, police said. said 

The Hawthorne Country Club is currently under agreement to be purchased for $3 million by Toll Brothers, said realtor Jeff Hathaway of Seaport Realty. It is not immediately known if the fire will impact the potential sale. 

Turcotte said he does not have reason to believe the fire and the sale are connected, however, there is still an ongoing investigation into the fire’s cause.

Toll Brothers has not developed an exact plan for the property, he said, but housing for those 55 and older or 62 and older is a possibility.