Arson attack at former South Elmsall swimming pool

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Firefighters were called to a suspected arson attack at a former swimming pool in South Elmsall this morning (Friday).

Crews from the town’s fire station attended the blaze at the former pool on Westfield Lane at around 10.30am.

A fire service spokesman said: “Somebody had broken in and lit a small fire in the corner but it looked a lot worse than it was because the building was quite heavily smoke logged.

“We had to use breathing apparatus to locate the fire but it was only a small one.”

A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said the fire brigade are investigating the incident.

He added: “The fire service have confirmed this was a deliberate ignition and they are looking into it.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.