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Old Trafford On Fire After Faulty Lift Sets Alight At Home Of Manchester United

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Emergency services are at the scene at Old Trafford's South Stand in Manchester and have said that they have a fire under control.

The blaze was started as a result of a faulty lift at the home of Manchester United football club. There are still firefighters on the scene as they check that the rest of the stadium is safe.

Firefighters were extinguishing the fire for 90 minutes after it started in the lift motor room before 7am.

A spokesman told Manchester Evening News: "We were called at 6.58am to Sir Matt Busby Way.

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"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."

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"The fire brigade attended & the isolated incident was dealt with quickly & effectively. There was minimal damage & there were no injuries."

No-one was hurt in the fire.

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Mel Ramsay

Mel Ramsay has been a Senior Journalist for Tyla and LADbible since 2015. She started her career writing obituaries and funeral guides online. Since then, her work has been published in a wide variety of national and local news sites. She is part of the BBC's Generation project and has spoken about young people, politics and mental health on television, radio and online. Contact her - [email protected]