Fire breaks out at Molineux, causing 'significant damage' to Wolves stadium 3 months ago

Fire breaks out at Molineux, causing 'significant damage' to Wolves stadium

'Significant damage' was caused by the blaze

A fire broke out at Wolverhampton Wanderers' Molineux stadium in the early hours of Sunday morning, causing 'significant damage', the club have said.

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The club have confirmed that nobody was hurt by the fire after a member of the security team phoned the fire service at 1:56am on Sunday morning.

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West Midlands Fire Service were tackling the blaze within five minutes. Firefighters from five different crews eventually left the ground at 6:45am, before returning later to assess the damage. It is reported that the fire was burning for approximately two hours.

Andy Howard, watch manager at Wolverhampton fire station, said: "There's been a fire in the bar area. It was contained to the room of origin but the bar area and part of the workspace was involved in fire. Otherwise it was just smoke damage to the rest of the floor."

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Wolvesโ€™ facilities, safety and security director, Steve Sutton, said: โ€œThank you to the quick and excellent work of West Midlands Fire Service for their prompt assistance in tackling the flames and getting the fire under control as quickly as possible.

โ€œIt will take some days to fully assess the damage that has been caused, however it is quite significant and will take some time to repair. Any supporter packages affected for the next game will be communicated by the relevant departments over the coming days.

โ€œThe most important thing of course, is that no one was present at the time, apart from our 24-hour security team, and no one was hurt.

โ€œWe apologise to residents in the area for the very loud alarms that went off late into the night, but hope they understand their necessity at such a critical time.โ€

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