Big 999 response to 'multiple small fires' raging at derelict golf club

Fire crews tackling one of the small fires within the derelict building
-Credit: (Image: Warwickshire Fire and Rescue)

Fire crews raced to reports of 'multiple small fires' at a former golf club in North Warwickshire. Engines from Atherstone and also nearby Nuneaton station were called to a derelict building fire at the Old Purley Chase Golf Club.

Atherstone Fire Station reported that they had to extend the hose reel three times its normal length to be able to reach the property on Sunday night (June 9). This was so that they could extinguish 'multiple small fires' on the ground and first floors.

The derelict building has been targeted by vandals in the past and images from inside show that graffiti has been scrawled on many of the walls. It has led to the fire crews issuing an urgent appeal to the community to "never enter derelict or unsafe buildings".

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They say it puts themselves and fire crews in danger of falling debris, asbestos, unstable floors, sharp objects, and sickness from animal faeces and urine.

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