Blaze breaks out at 'derelict' working men's club

A fire broke out at an old working men's club yesterday.

Friday, 29th September 2017, 10:38 am
Updated Friday, 29th September 2017, 5:21 pm

Firefighters from South Kirkby and Pontefract stations were called out to the club at Mill Lane in South Kirkby at 4.55pm.

A spokeswoman for Pontefract station said there were flames coming from the window of the 'derelict' club.

And a spokesman from South Kirkby said that smoke could also be seen on site.

He added: "It isn't secure and quite unsafe for us to enter."

The cause of the fire is still being investigated.

A planning application to demolish the club and staff house, and build up to 14 homes in its place, was approved last September.