Police probe Oswaldtwistle club blaze

Firefighters tackle Oswaldtwistle club blaze

Firefighters tackle Oswaldtwistle club blaze

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A SUSPICIOUS fire ripped through a former working men’s club.

Police have launched an investigation following the blaze in Oswaldtwistle today.

More than 20 firefighters were called to the boarded-up National Association Club in Mill Hill this afternoon, and pumped water up from Tinker Brook to help put out the flames.

The building was empty at the time, and neighbours said the club closed down about two years ago.

Watch manager Lee Cook, who was first on the scene, said: “We got the call at about 4pm and when we arrived there was heavy smoke coming from the rear of the building.

“It’s being treated as suspicious at the moment and there’s a joint investigation taking place with the police.”

The fire was believed to have started in a storage area next to the bar and caused extensive damage to the ground floor.

>> For more details and pictures, see tomorrow's Lancashire Telegraph

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7:28pm Fri 29 Aug 14

HarryBosch says...

When you come back with more details, get a proper location. There's about 7 miles between Mill Hill and Oswaldtwistle.
When you come back with more details, get a proper location. There's about 7 miles between Mill Hill and Oswaldtwistle. HarryBosch
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8:02pm Fri 29 Aug 14

HarryBosch says...

I have to hold my hand up and apologise. On further investigation I have realised that this is probably the old Straits Club down by the side of the Tesco express store off Union Rd which is indeed a piece of road name Mill Hill. Once again, I apologise.
I have to hold my hand up and apologise. On further investigation I have realised that this is probably the old Straits Club down by the side of the Tesco express store off Union Rd which is indeed a piece of road name Mill Hill. Once again, I apologise. HarryBosch
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11:56pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Cimbri says...

I'll forgive you, if you explain this to me..
“It’s being treated as suspicious at the moment and there’s a joint investigation taking place with the police.”
Were they really, all sat around, sharing a joint?

Pugh, Pugh, Barney McGrew, Cuthbert, Dibble and Grubb, along with Capt Flack, are sharing smoke with Police Constable McGarry (Number 452)?
I really don't think Lord Belborough is going to be amused, when he finds out. Do you, children?
Whatever next..
I'll forgive you, if you explain this to me.. “It’s being treated as suspicious at the moment and there’s a joint investigation taking place with the police.” Were they really, all sat around, sharing a joint? Pugh, Pugh, Barney McGrew, Cuthbert, Dibble and Grubb, along with Capt Flack, are sharing smoke with Police Constable McGarry (Number 452)? I really don't think Lord Belborough is going to be amused, when he finds out. Do you, children? Whatever next.. Cimbri
  • Score: -1
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