A SPORTS pavilion has burnt down during a busy night for Hereford firefighters.

Fire crews were called to the incident in Chatsworth Road at 2.39am this morning to find the wooden building well alight on their arrival.

The incident is being treated as suspicious by the fire service and the police have been contacted.

The fire followed an earlier incident at 1.25am when firefighters were called to a fire on open ground in Chequers Close.

Firefighters were then called to a house fire in Grandstand Road at 1.38am. On arrival they found no fire and the incident is being treated as a malicious false alarm.