Fire crews called to blaze at Manchester United’s 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
Fire crews were called just over 12 hours after Manchester United had defeated Wigan Athletic at Old Trafford in the FA Cup. Picture: Getty
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Firefighters have tackled a blaze at Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium.

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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.

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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