Fire causes damage at Premier League Ground Molineux

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Wolverhampton Wanderers have confirmed that a fire broke out at their stadium on Sunday morning impacting a hospitality suite and a number of adjacent areas in the Billy Wright Stand at Molineux and causing considerable damage.

West Midlands Fire Service and additional crews tackled the fire, which started in the Sir Jack Hayward Suite bar area.

Thankfully, no one was hurt in the incident. A member of Wolves’ security team phoned the fire service in the early hours of Sunday morning. Firefighters contained the blaze before putting it out by 3:40 am.

Firefighters left the scene at 6:45 am, before coming back to Molineux to assess the damage. Police officers were also sent to the scene but paramedics were not needed.

Fire Causes Considerable Damage at Molineux

Wolves Supporters Could be Affected

It has been reported by the BBC that the blaze is thought to have started in an electrical appliance. The damage caused by the fire will take some time to assess and it appears likely that supporters normally situated at that part of the ground could be affected while the damage is repaired.

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 the fire.

“Otherwise it was just smoke damage to the rest of the floor.”

Wolves’ facilities, safety, and security director, Steve Sutton, said: “It 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 in the coming days. The 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.

“We 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.”

Wolves’ next home game is on Saturday 5 February where they host Norwich City in the FA Cup 4th round.

 

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