Fire crews called to blaze at Manchester United's stadium

Firefighters have tackled a blaze at Manchester United's Old Trafford stadium.

Fire crews were called just over 12 hours after Manchester United had defeated Wigan Athletic at Old Trafford in the FA Cup. Picture: Getty

Crews were called to the club shortly before 7am and on arrival found a blaze in a lift motor room which they then put out.

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In a statement, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said: “At 6.58am three crews from Salford and Stretford were called to reports of a building fire on Sir Matt Busby Way.

“On arrival, crews found a fire in a lift motor room.

“They isolated the electrics (and) then extinguished the fire using two breathing apparatus, one jet and one CO2 fire extinguisher.

“Crews are still on the scene.”

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