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Eight fire engines and around 60 firefighters and officers were called to a fire at Motspur Park in New Malden this evening.
The fire has left a disused club house at the sports ground badly damaged and at the height of the blaze smoke could be seen across a wide area.
Station Manager Graeme Hunter who was at the scene said: “When they arrived firefighters were faced with a fire in a two storey, derelict sports clubhouse. The fire affected the building’s ground floor, first floor and roof and our crews worked hard in hot, challenging conditions to get it under control.”
The Brigade was called at 1734 and the fire was under control by 2044. Crews from New Malden, Wimbledon, Sutton, Surbiton, Kingston, Tooting and Croydon fire stations attended the incident. Firefighters will remain at the scene for some time damping down.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.