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Video: former nightclub demolished after fire

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Demolition work has started on the former Mr Smith's nightclub in Warrington after it was seriously damaged in a suspected arson last night.

Officers have now arrested eight people in connection with a fire including a 43-year-old man and seven teenagers.

More than 50 Firefighters spent the night battling the blaze and emergency services are still working now.

Demolition starts of former nightclub damaged in fire

Credit: Granada reports

Demolition work has started on the former Mr Smith's nightclub in Warrington after it was seriously damaged in a suspected arson last night.

Officers have now arrested eight people in connection with a fire including a 43-year-old man and seven teenagers.

More than 50 Firefighters spent the night battling the blaze and emergency services are still working now.

Credit: Granada reports

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Eight arrested for Warrington fire including seven juveniles

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Officers have now arrested eight people in connection with a fire at the former Mr Smith's nightclub. Among those arrested where a 43-year-old local man and seven juveniles.

The juveniles include four 17 year-old males, a 16-year-old male, 16-year-old-girl and a 15-year-old girl. All of the defendants are from the Warrington area and are currently being held on suspicion of Arson.

Emergency services continue to work at the scene, firefighters have the fire under control and the smoke is now dissipating, so there is no longer any need to stay indoors.

Three fire engines are remaining at the scene, and a demolition team has now arrived on-site. Partial demolition is expected to begin later today, which may result in some plumes of dust and smoke.

Road closures remain in place on the A5061, Wilson Patten Street and Parker Street, and motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible, particularly HGVs. Motorist looking to access Warrington Bank Quay train station are able to do so via Sankey Street.

Video: Firefighters still fighting Warrington blaze

More than 50 Firefighters spent the night battling the blaze and emergency services are still working now.

Firefighters have the fire under control and the smoke is now dissipating, so there is no longer any need to stay indoors. However, a partial demolition of the building is planned later today, which may result in some plumes of dust and smoke.

Three people have been arrested in connection with the blaze

Three arrested in connection with Warrington blaze

More than 50 Firefighters spent the night battling the blaze Credit: @BethySmile

Three people have been arrested in connection with a fire at the former Mr Smith's nightclub in Warrington a 43-year-old local man and two juveniles.

More than 50 Firefighters spent the night battling the blaze and emergency services are still working now.

Firefighters have the fire under control and the smoke is now dissipating, so there is no longer any need to stay indoors. However, a partial demolition of the building is planned later today, which may result in some plumes of dust and smoke.

Road closures remain in place on Wilson Patten Street and Parker Street and motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible, particularly HGVs.

Police helicopter pictures of Warrington fire

More than 50 Firefighters have spent the night battling a blaze at the former Mr Smith's nightclub in Warrington. A police helicopter monitoring the fire took these pictures:

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Fire at former Mr Smith's nightclub in Warrington

More than 50 Firefighters have spent the night battling a blaze at the former Mr Smith's nightclub in Warrington. The main roof of the building has collapsed and motorists are being advised to avoid the area. Wind is blowing smoke across the town cente and emergency services are telling people to keep their doors and windows shut.

Pictures: @BethySmile

Video: 100 firefighters tackle Preston industrial blaze

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One hundred firefighters have spent the night tackling a blaze at a recycling company in Preston.

Crews were called to the fire on Longridge Road at around nine thirty last night. An investigation's underway - firefighters are expected to remain at the scene throughout the day.

This video was shot by the Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service:

Firefighters tackle biggest fire Kendal has seen in 20 years

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Firefighters have spent a third day at the scene of what they say is the biggest fire the town of Kendal in Cumbria has seen for 20 years. The fire on Westmorland Business Park began on Saturday night.

At its peak, around 60 firefighters battled the flames, which could be seen across much of the area. Small fires are still breaking out in the building and investigations into the cause are now underway.

From Kendal, Fiona Marley Paterson had this report:

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