Tottenham evacuate 300 people after fire breaks out at their £1bn stadium – which is being used a Covid vaccination centre -with electrician putting out blaze before firefighters arrived on the scene
- A fire broke out at Tottenham Hotspur’s stadium on Thursday morning at 10am
- The small fire was put out by an electrician onsite before the firefighters arrived
- Tottenham staff evacuated 300 people from the nine-storey building
- No injuries were reported at the scene but an air compressor had been damaged
A small fire broke out at Tottenham Hotspur’s Stadium on Thursday morning, forcing the club to evacuate 300 people from inside the ground.
An air compressor caught fire which led to the evacuation at around 10am, with the flames put out by an electrician before two engines from the London Fire Brigade arrived on the scene.
No injuries were reported among the 300 people evacuated by Tottenham Hotspur staff from the north London stadium.
A fire broke out at Tottenham Hotspur’s stadium forcing staff to evacuate 300 people
The London Fire Brigade spent an hour tackling the blaze before bringing it under control
A statement from the London Fire Brigade read on Thursday: ‘Firefighters were called to a fire at a football stadium on High Road in Tottenham this morning (Wednesday). An air compressor was damaged by the fire.
‘Around 300 people were evacuated from the nine-storey building by on-site staff. There were no reports of any injuries.
The Brigade was called at 1001 and the fire was under control by 1059. Two fire engines from Tottenham Fire Station were at the scene.’
Later on Thursday, members of the public were able to queue up for the Tottenham club shop and the Dare Skywalk, which allows people to scale the height of the stadium and enjoy views of London from the top of the ground.
The stadium has been used as a mass coronavirus vaccination centre over the summer. Spurs have hosted three mass clinics at their ground for both first and second doses of the Pfizer jabs, with the latest taking place in the middle of July.
Tottenham’s stadium has been used as a coronavirus vaccination centre over the summer
The first clinic, which was held in partnership with the NHS, took place on June 20 and saw 4,200 people sign up for jabs.
Spurs will next use the stadium on Saturday for their women’s team’s opening match of the Super League season against Birmingham City, which kick-off at 3pm (BST).
The Tottenham men’s first-team squad will next use the stadium on September 19 for a London derby against Chelsea.
The arena will also be used for Anthony Joshua’s next fight against Oleksandr Usyk the following Saturday, September 25.
The stadium’s construction was completed in March 2019 and cost the club around £1billion.
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