Firefighters battle blaze at former WMC in West Yorkshire

The old Mill Lane WMC. Photo: Google.
The old Mill Lane WMC. Photo: Google.

A fire has broken out at a former working men’s club in West Yorkshire.

Firefighters were called to the old Mill Lane WMC on Mill Lane in South Kirkby, near Pontefract, just before 3pm today.

A spokesman for West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said the derelict single-storey building was “well alight”.

Crews from South Kirkby, Pontefract, Normanton and Wakefield remain on the scene.

The building was also hit by a fire late last month.

A planning application has been submitted for the demolition of the site and the construction of 14 homes in its place.

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