Spurs fans tackle fire at Arsenal's Emirates stadium
Published by Jon Land for 24dash.com in Communities
Spurs fans tackle fire at Arsenal stadium
More than 20 firefighters - including Tottenham fans - tackled a kitchen fire at Arsenal's stadium in the early hours of this morning.
The London Fire Brigade crews were called to the the Emirates when security guards raised the alarm. Despite some damage to the kitchen, the fire was prevented from spreading to other parts of the stadium. No-one was injured.
Watch Manager Surjit Singh, from Kentish Town fire station, who was in charge of the incident, said: “A fire alarm alerted a couple of security guards to the fire who went to investigate. Initially they attempted to deal with it themselves but quickly realised they needed our help and rang 999.
“Firefighters were on the scene within minutes of being called, and even though a couple of them are Spurs fans, they all worked really hard to bring the fire under control and managed to prevent it from affecting other parts of the stadium. From a fire brigade perspective it was a job well done.”
Part of the ground floor kitchen was damaged by fire but fortunately the rest of the building was unaffected. The two security guards were treated on the scene by ambulance crews for smoke inhalation but fortunately were not thought to be seriously injured and were not taken to hospital.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.