Devastating fire at Lofthouse Hill Golf Club being treated as arson investigation by police

A devastating blaze which consumed a disused building at a golf club on Tuesday is being treated as an arson investigation, police said.

Wednesday, 2nd June 2021, 3:19 pm
Updated Wednesday, 2nd June 2021, 3:20 pm

Fire crews from across West Yorkshire attended the fire at Lofthouse Hill Golf Club on Leeds Road, Wakefield on Tuesday (June 1).

The fire gutted 80% of the disused building as six pumps were used to contain the blaze.

An aerial pump was also used, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said.

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Devastating fire at Lofthouse Hill Golf Club being treated as arson investigation by police

The aerial appliance and three large jets were used to extinguish the fire.

Appliances attended from Wakefield, Rothwell, Hunslet, Normanton, Ossett and an aerial and support pump from Leeds.

West Yorkshire Police now said they are treating the incident as an arson investigation.

A spokesperson for the force said: "It is being treated as arson.

"Any witnesses are asked to call police on 101 quoting log 0204 of Tues 1 June."