UPDATE: Holton le Clay pavilion fire now treated as suspected arson

Holton le Clay pavilion, the morning after the fire. EMN-150609-104231001
Holton le Clay pavilion, the morning after the fire. EMN-150609-104231001

Holton le Clay Cricket Club’s pavilion, in Tetney road, suffered major damage following an “unfortunate and devastating” fire yesterday evening (Saturday September 5), which is now being treated by police as a suspected arson.

Lincolnshire Police are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed anything, or anybody who has any information, to contact them on 101 quoting incident number 347 of September 5.

Fire crews from Louth, Binbrook, Grimsby Peaks Lane and Immingham attended the scene shortly after 7.30pm last night.

Fortunately nobody was injured in the blaze, but there was severe damage to the property due to the fire, smoke and heat.

Late last night, Holton le Clay Cricket Club posted a statement on their Facebook page which read: “As many of you will be aware, this evening the club house suffered an unfortunate and devastating fire.

“Thankfully everyone in the club at the time got out unscathed and are safe”

The statement continued: “Many thanks go to those who helped tonight, including but not limited to the incredible amount of firefighters, but also the members and staff who bravely tried everything they could to extinguish the flames before it got beyond their capabilities.

“We want you all to know this, we will not be beaten, we may be down, but we are most definitely not out! With the help of our loyal and dedicated members we will be back! Bigger, better and stronger than ever!”

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