Search

Fire at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium

PUBLISHED: 11:18 04 September 2012 | UPDATED: 13:23 04 September 2012

Firefighters had the blaze control by 3.45am

Firefighters had the blaze control by 3.45am

2005 AFP

Flames tore through part of Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium in the early hours of this morning.

Two security guards discovered the blaze in a kitchen at around 2am and initially tried to tackle the flames themselves before being overcome by smoke and dialling 999.

Four fire engines and 20 firefighters from Holloway, Kentish Town and Islington fire stations attended the incident and managed to bring the fire under control by 3.45am, preventing it from damaging any other parts of the stadium in Holloway.

Part of the ground floor kitchen was left damaged and the two security guards were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation, but did not require hospital treatment.

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."

Fire investigators were called to establish how the fire started and the cause is thought to have been accidental.

0 comments

Latest Islington News Stories

Yesterday, 18:09

A mystery spectator gifted £800 to a Newington Green marathon runner’s fundraising campaign after being inspired by her dash for the line, six minutes before the event’s cut-off.

Yesterday, 14:49

The town hall has started a £22million programme to deal with chronic damp problems in two of Islington’s biggest estates.

Yesterday, 11:03

A report published last year aimed to find a way to cure Islington of its chronic problems with damp and mould. Last night the council said the more radical recommendation were simply too expensive.

Yesterday, 07:53

Islington Council last night approved new policy to fight tax dodging contractors.

Thu, 12:45

Caroline Russell last night claimed she was the only realistic candidate to contest Jeremy Corbyn’s Islington North seat in June’s general election.

Thu, 11:00

In a weekly feature, we profile a fascinating company doing business here in Islington. This week, we re-visit Hammerton Brewery, which is expanding by opening a new pub in Holloway Road.

Thu, 10:41

Archway dwellers could soon be taking a stroll through Junction Square, Archway Plaza – or possibly Squarey McSquareface.

Thu, 07:30

Islington Council “failed” a vulnerable teen who was stabbed to death in the supported housing he shared with his killer. That’s the belief of Lance Scott Walker’s heartbroken family, who saw his killer locked up this week.

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read news

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Islington Gazette
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now