Humberside

Allerthorpe Park Golf Club: Fire starts at former course

Golf club fire Image copyright Alexis Gilbert
Image caption The fire service arrived at the site of the former golf course at 08:15 BST

A fire has destroyed a large outbuilding at the site of a former golf course in East Yorkshire.

Twenty firefighters were called to the site of Allerthorpe Park Golf Club, near Pocklington, at about 08:00 BST.

Thick black smoke was pictured drifting over Melbourne Road and nearby land.

A Humberside Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said the tin structure contained agricultural machinery and lawnmowers. The blaze caused the building's roof to collapse.

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It is not thought anyone was injured in the blaze and firefighters are damping down at the scene.

Image caption The destroyed building contained agricultural equipment and lawnmowers

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