Fire service crew alerted as Old Trafford catches fire

Fire service crew alerted as Old Trafford catches fire

- The South Stand of manchester United's stadium went up in flames

- Fire services attended to the Old Trafford blaze which started around 7am

- United release a series of tweets saying the no causalities were recorded

Fire service crew had to be called into Old Trafford after a blaze broke out at the South Stand of Manchester United's ground on Monday morning, January 30.

The Manchester Evening News reports that the fire broke out due to a faulty lift motor - and images on Twitter show smoke coming from the South Stand with fire alarms apparently sounding since 7am.

Fire crew alerted as Old Trafford catches fire

Old Trafford's South Stand went up in flames

Reports claim the situation is under control with emergency services on their way to the ground.

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"We were called at 6.58am to Sir Matt Busby Way," said a spokesman for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service.

"Three fire engines from Manchester, Salford and Stretford attended the scene.

"We have isolated the electrics and extinguished the fire using breathing apparatus and a CO2 fire extinguisher.

"We are still on the scene."

United have also revealed that the fire was controlled and no casualties were recorded.

The blaze comes a day after United defeated Wigan 4 - 0 in their FA Cup clash on Sunday. Bastian Schweinsterger scored the fourth goal.

Source: Sports.naij.com

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