crews tackle big blaze at Berrow Football Club
crews from across Somerset have tackled a huge blaze at Berrow
Football Club which destroyed the ground's £480,000 changing
rooms that were only opened a year ago (pictured below).
appliances from Burnham-On-Sea and two from Weston-Super-Mare
attended the scene, along with a further two special appliances
from Bridgwater and one from Street.
fire was reported shortly after 3am on Tuesday November 22 at
Parsonage Road, Berrow.
single storey building at the premises was well alight and fire
went through the roof of building," said a spokesman for
Somerset Fire Service.
crews used two hose reel jets, and were still in attendance more
than five hours later.
used two hydraulic platforms to strip roof tiles and damp down,"
added the spokesman.
added that the cause of the fire is still under investigation,
although arson has not been ruled out.
is understood that a stolen motorbike was abandoned beneath a
wooden canopy on the building and set alight.
Football Club's changing rooms only opened in September 2004 and
were paid for by local fund-raising efforts, the Sports Council
and lottery money.
club spokesman said it was likely it would seek help from the
county's Football Association for temporary accommodation ahead
of this weekend's matches.
Parish Council Chairman Andrea Johnstone told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"We're devastated. Something like this is a real setback."
be back again, but I'm beyond tears at the moment."