Golf driving range targetted by arsonists

Summer Lane, West Wick.

A fire which devastated a building used to store lawnmowers and tools at a golf driving range was found to have been started deliberately.

Three appliances from Weston-super-Mare Fire Station were sent to the blaze after calls were received from motorists on the nearby M5 Motorway.

On arrival firefighters found the building well alight and used a jet to bring the blaze under control. Water was also used to cool two propane cylinders which were being stored in the 20 x 5 metre building at the time of the fire. The structure was also home to three large lawnmowers which were destroyed in the fire.

The cause of the blaze was found to be deliberate following an investigation.