These are the first pictures of the devastation caused by last night’s blaze at the old Greenacre Day Centre in Worksop.
A huge fire engulfed the derelict building on Wingfield Avenue Worksop on Friday 7th March.
Six fire engines were in attendance along with the police at the height of the blaze which raged for four hours from 9pm until 1am.
This morning Worksop firefighters returned to the scene to assess the damage and check the fire was completely out.
You can see the destruction caused by the raging inferno which ripped through the single storey building.
The structure, now little more than a shell, will have to be torn down for safety reasons.
Only the outside walls remain standing as the roof, windows and inside partitions were burned and mangled by the flames.
Worksop folk have expressed their sadness at seeing Greenacre burned to the ground.
Melly Dexter wrote on the Worksop Guardian Facebook page: “Such a happy place was Greenacre day centre. I spent eight wonderful years working there before we moved. Such happy memories.”
Donna Slack said: “The fire was horrendous. God bless those firemen.”
Last night residents were told to keep their windows and doors shut because of the amount of smoke in the area.
Now the site has been secured and the police and fire service are warning people to stay away because of the dangers inside.
Notts Police has launched an investigation into the cause.
A spokesman said: “No one was thought to have been inside the premises and no one is reported injured.”
“If you saw anything unusual or suspicious in the area just before or after the fire ignited contact police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
Quote incident number 000945-07032014 of 7th March 2014.
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