VIDEO: Aftermath of Thornes Park Stadium blaze

This is the damage caused by last night's arson attack at Thornes Park Stadium.

Thursday, 27th February 2020, 2:37 pm
Updated Thursday, 27th February 2020, 2:49 pm

The blaze broke out at the Horbury Road sports club shortly before 7.30pm, spreading from the running track seating area to the main building where children were inside.At one point the flames appeared to engulf a large section of the building.

However, the building was safely evacuated and the fire crews to extinguish the fire and clear smoke from the building.

The damage is still being assessed and police are appealing for witnesses.

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The damage caused by the fire at Thornes Park Stadium.
The fire took hold last night.