arrested after huge blaze at former Bridgwater sports club
man has been arrested on suspicion of arson after fire crews from
Burnham-On-Sea and across the county battled a huge blaze in Bridgwater
on Sunday night.
than 10 fire crews - including firefighters from Burnham-On-Sea
- worked overnight to put out the blaze at the disused Bridgwater
Sports and Social Club, which started shortly after 8.30pm.
45-year-old man was arrested by Avon and Somerset Police on Monday
morning and remains in custody.
building was 60 per cent damaged by fire and crews said the cause
had been deliberate.
Crews from Bridgwater, Taunton, Street, Nether Stowey, Wellington,
Williton, Martock, Somerton and Burnham were sent to tackle the
jumped from the roof and thick black smoke billowed into the sky,
as pictured here, as the blaze quickly spread through the disused
building whose roof was made of asbestos, which further complicated
wearing breathing apparatus used water jets and aerial ladder
platforms to extinguish the blaze.
The dramatic scene in Bridgwater last night (pic Dave Downing)