FIREFIGHTERS were called to a blaze at an amateur rugby club’s home in the early hours of this morning (Sunday, August 31).

Crews from St Helens and Whiston Fire Stations attended Blackbrook Amateur Rugby League Rugby Club on Boardmans Lane, Blackbrook shortly after 1.30am.

The exact location of the fire and the cause are unclear at this stage. However, it is believed that a shelter nearby the clubhouse suffered serious damage and that the club itself suffered minor damage from the heat of the fire.

In a statement Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service said: “On arrival fire crews used a main branch to deal with a fire.

“The exterior of the club house sustained minor damage caused by the heat from the fire. Investigations into the cause of the fire are ongoing.”

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