Police probe club blaze

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FIREFIGHTERS and police have launched an investigation into the cause of a blaze which ripped through a derelict club.

The fire was discovered at the former Miners’ Welfare, on High Street, Clowne, about 6.10am, today, Monday, December 5.

A Derbyshire fire service spokesman said: “The fire service and police scenes of crime officers are to investigate the area to establish a cause.”

Staveley and Bolsover crews armed with a hose reel jet extinguished the blaze at the building in just over an hour.

Police were also called out to control traffic and to help with security at the site.

Anyone with any information can call Derbyshire Constabulary on 101.