Arson investigation after large fire at Chester golf course

An arson investigation has been opened after a fire broke out at a golf course in Chester. Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service crews were called to the fire at Westminster Park Golf Club on Hough Green at around 5.40pm on Friday April 8.

The Chester Fire Station crew arrived to find around 30 square meters on fire among the trees at the site. They spent an hour and a half turning it off and checking the remaining hot spots with a thermal camera.

A Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman confirmed the fire was started deliberately. They urged anyone with information to contact the police.

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The spokesman said: “Firefighters used a hose-reel water jet to extinguish a fire covering approximately 30 square meters among the trees at Westminster Park Golf Club. They remained at the scene for approximately an hour and half as they used a thermal camera to verify that the fire was completely extinguished.

“The fire is believed to have been started deliberately. Anyone with information should contact Cheshire Police on 101.”

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