A large fire has broken out at a Premier League football stadium as fire crews rushed to the scene this morning in Wolverhampton.
A team of 20 firefighters arrived at Molineux Stadium, home of Wolverhampton Wanderers, just before 2am on Sunday January 23, after a fire broke out in the Sir Jack Hayward Suite at the Billy Wright Stand.
The fire was reportedly accidentally started by an electrical device.
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There were no injuries and the bay area was empty at the time.
The fire was extinguished at 3:40 a.m. and firefighters left the scene at 6:45 a.m.
The West Midlands Fire Service said in a statement on Twitter: “At 1.56am this morning we responded to a fire at Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton. The first of four fire crews and 20 firefighters arrived two minutes after being mobilized. We got the fire under control for a bar in the conference room. It was out at 3:40 in the morning.
“The fire is believed to have started accidentally, in an electrical device.”
Andy Howard, watchman at Wolverhampton Fire Station, said: “There was a fire in the bar.
“It was confined to the original room, but the bar and part of the workspace were involved in a fire. Otherwise it was just smoke damage to the rest of the floor. “
There was ‘extensive damage’ to the building and affected hospitality ticket holders will be contacted ahead of the next game.
Wolves said in a statement: “Extensive damage was caused by a fire in the Billy Wright stand at Molineux. Thanks to the excellent @WestMidsFire for their quick response and help in controlling the fire.”
Wolves played Brentford on Saturday and won the Premier League game by scoring 2-1 after a drone disrupted the game during the first half.
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