PICTURES: Blaze rips through Rotherham sports and social clubÂ
A huge blaze has caused major damage to a derelict sports and social club in Rotherham overnight.Â
Six fire engines were called out toÂ the former Rawmarsh Progressive Sports and Social Club on Willow Garth, Rawmarsh, at 12.30am today.Â
The fire was so severe that three of the crews were still at scene damping down at 9am this morning.
In a statement, South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said the blaze spreadÂ throughout two floors at the building.Â
Dramatic pictures released by the brigade showÂ them dousing the flames with water hoses.Â
Crews attended from Rotherham, Dearne, Maltby, Edlington, Parkway and Elm Lane stations.
The cause of the fire will be investigated once it is fully out.Â
Elsewhere last night, yobs set fire to a pile of litter in Staveley Street, Edlington, at about 1.45am.Â
A crew from Doncaster Central Fire Station extinguished the blaze.Â
Arsonists set fire to a wheelie bin in Galsworthy Close, Balby, at 2.40am.Â
Doncaster Central firefighters put the fire out.Â