20th July 2015 Blaze destroys disused social club in Southampton
A former Southampton social club has been devastated by fire after a late-night blaze tore through the building.
Fire fighter crews from St Mary’s and Redbridge Stations rushed to the scene of the large fire at Shirley Warren Social Club on Warren Crescent at about 2am on 20th July 2015. Police were also called to the blaze. At the height of the fire, more than 30 fire fighters were on scene, Hampshire Fire & Rescue said.
The social club was used as a regular venue for functions but had closed at the beginning of March this year. It is not yet clear how the blaze began.
Resident Rob Wright said he and his wife were alerted to the fire by a "bonfire" smell and then a crashing noise, which he believes was the roof collapsing.
The Daily Echo understands that in total six fire engines and two aerial platforms were called to help extinguish the fire and make the scene safe.
No-one was injured in the incident, which seriously damaged both floors of the building.
A Hampshire Fire and Rescue spokesman said: “We are looking into whether or not there will be a further investigation and we are in discussions with police.”
Story collated by Liz Turnbull.
Registered Office: Southwold House, 66 Botley Road, Park Gate, Southampton, United Kingdom
Company number: 07810000