Blaze guts bowling pavilion in Stoke-on-Trent

Fire investigators suspect arson as blaze rips through a bowling pavilion at Tunstall park in the early hours of this morning.

Four crews were called out to the scene at Victoria Park Road at around 2am.

Firefiighters from Longton attended with an aerial ladder platform, along with teams from Sandyford, Burslem and Biddulph.

Officers from Staffordshire Fire & Rescue say the fire started out on the exterior and spread into the void in the roof space. Substantial damage has been done to the structure. 

There is one appliance and crew still in attendance and they are expected to be there until the early afternoon ensuring the area is completely safe.

Staffordshire Police have begun an arson investigation and are asking anyone with information to contact them on 101 quoting incident number 38 of 15 April.


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