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A man has been arrested by police investigating a large fire in Bridgwater.
A 45 year old man is being questioned on suspicion of arson.
The disused Sports and Social Club in Bridgwater is on land owned by energy giant EDF. They were considering using it for accommodation for workers if the building of the Hinkley C power station goes ahead.
There has been a huge fire at the former Sports and Social Club on Bath Road in Bridgwater. It broke out last night (Sunday 9June) at around 8:30pm More than 50 fire-fighters from all over Somerset have been on the scene overnight.
They have also had to deal with the risk from the asbestos roof, taking care to remain upwind of the flames. The cause of the fire is not yet known.