A BLAZE which ripped through a working men’s club has been confirmed as arson by the fire service.
About 30 firefighters were needed to tackle the incident on Doncaster Road in Dalton in the early hours of Friday.
South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue confirmed yesterday that the incident, at Dalton Progressive Working Men’s Club, had been started deliberately.
Fire crews were called out shortly after 2am. The road remained closed until 10am and traffic lights were in place until the weekend.
The "Prog" club closed last year and Lidl has plans to open a supermarket on the site.
It was the second major fire on Doncaster Road in less than three months. The Millside Centre, a former council building, burned down in November.