Arsonists blamed for fire at former nightclub
FIREFIGHTERS tackled a blaze outside a former nightclub.
Police alerted Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service after spotting smoke coming from a building in Waterloo Road, Burslem, at 4.41am today.
Fire crews found a pile of rubbish had been set alight in a courtyard at the former Heaven & Hell nightclub.
It took them around an hour to put out the fire.
Arsonists are being blamed for starting the fire.
A brigade spokesman said: “Fire officers worked with Staffordshire Police to gain entry to the building.
“They discovered a pile of rubbish had been set alight in the courtyard.
“The fire did not spread to the building.”
Witnesses to the fire should call police on 101.