Fire at derelict community centre believed to be arson

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Firefighters rushed to a blaze at a derelict community centre in Birstall today (Thursday).

Crews from Morley and Wakefield tackled the fire at the Sunshine Community Centre in Lowood Lane, Birstall, at around 4.10pm.

About half of the 20m by 20m community centre was affected by the blaze, which occurred on the ground floor.

The teams were able to extinguish the fire using two hose reel jets and they used four breathing apparatus sets.