An investigation has been launched after a fire ripped through a disused golf club in Chessington on Sunday evening (November 22).

London Fire Brigade (LFB) crews from Kingston, Surbiton and Wimbledon were all rushed to the scene of the blaze, which broke out sometime before 6.18pm on Sunday when the brigade were first called.

With the brigade, police are now investigating the cause of the fire which is still unknown at present.

LFB said they had received 18 emergency 999 calls related to the blaze, with residents and passersby in the area witnessing the flames from a distance.

In total, some 40 firefighters battled the blaze for several hours before getting it under control later that night.

A spokesperson for LFB said:

"Six fire engines and around 40 firefighters tackled a blaze at a disused golf clubhouse on Garrison Lane in Chessington on Sunday evening.

"The fire was discovered when a passer by noticed flames coming from the roof of the building. They called 999 and it was the first of 18 calls to the visible blaze.

"A single-storey building was destroyed by fire. There were no reports of any injuries."

They added that the cause of the fire was as yet unknown and that it was now "under investigation by the Brigade and Metropolitan Police Service."