UPDATED: Investigation underway into club fire in Parr

Fire crews tackle the blaze (Pic Robbob)

The fire sent plumes of thick black smoke into the air (Pic Robbob)

The smoke could bee seen from miles away (Pic Robbob)

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AN investigation has been launched into a fire which broke out in a former Labour Club.

Firefighters were called to the empty building on Chancery Lane in Parr at around 4pm on Thursday (February 27).

Smoke from the blaze could be seen from across St Helens and Chancery Lane was closed for several hours causing disruptions.

By 7.21pm the main body of the fire had been put out, however firefighters remained at the scene until Friday morning dealing with several pockets of fire that were still alight.

There were no reports of any injuries at the scene.

Station Manager Mark Thomas, who attended the incident said: “When I was at the scene the roof of the building had collapsed and flames could be seen above the brickwork. We worked with the police to ask residents in the local area to close doors and windows so smoke did not enter any properties. There were large volumes of smoke from this fire.

“Firefighters used hand-controlled hoses and monitors, which can be set up on the ground to put water onto a particular area of a fire, to bring the fire under control. Firefighters worked safely and effectively through the night to tackle this incident.”

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