FIREFIGHTERS WERE called to Thurrock Rugby Club in Blackshots after the roof of the club was set on fire.
The incident happened at just before midnight last night (Tuesday).
Two crews attended at the Long Lane location in Grays. It took over an hour to put the fire out.
On arrival the officer in charge reported that there was a fire in the clubhouse.
Using two hose reel jets and wearing two sets of breathing apparatus crews had extinguished the fire by 00:49hrs.
An investigation will be carried out to establish the cause of the fire.
Earlier this year, the club was the target for a ram-raider.