Firefighters race to Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium to Put Off Fire
Fire crews are tackling a blaze at Manchester United's Old Trafford stadium.
Smoke was seen billowing from the roof of the football ground this morning, with locals reporting fire alarms going off from 7am.
It is understood the fire started in a lift motor room in the stadium's South Stand, due to a faulty elevator.
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said they sent three engines to the ground from nearby Manchester, Salford and Stretford.
A spokesman said: 'We were called at 6.58am to Sir Matt Busby Way at 6.58am to Sir Matt Busby Way.
'We have isolated the electrics and extinguished the fire using breathing apparatus and a CO2 fire extinguisher. We are still on the scene.'
The club said the fire will not affect the Premier League match against Hull City, which is due to kick off at 8pm on Wednesday night.
A spokesman said: 'A small electrical fire was identified quickly in the Sir Bobby Charlton stand around 7am today.
'The fire brigade attended & the isolated incident was dealt with quickly & effectively. There was minimal damage & there were no injuries.'