Tottenham evacuate 300 people after fire breaks out at their £1bn stadium – which is being used a Covid vaccination centre – as firefighters put out the blaze within an hour
- A fire broke out at Tottenham Hotspur’s stadium on Thursday morning at 10am
- The London Fire Brigade spent an hour fighting the blaze and put it under control
- Tottenham staff evacuated 300 people from the nine-storey building
- No injuries were reported at the scene but an air compressor had been damaged
A fire broke out at Tottenham Hotspur’s Stadium on Thursday morning, forcing the club to evacuate 300 people from inside the ground.
Firefighters from the London Fire Brigade were called at around 10am to Spurs’ stadium on High Road, which has been used as a coronavirus vaccination centre over the summer.
The force battled the fire for an hour before getting the blaze under control, with the firefighters revealing that an air compressor had been damaged.
No injuries were reported among the 300 people evacuated by Tottenham Hotspur staff from the north London stadium. Sportsmail have contacted the London Fire Brigade and Tottenham for comment.
A fire broke out at Tottenham Hotspur’s stadium forcing staff to evacuate 300 people
The London Fire Brigade spent an hour tackling the blaze before bringing it under control
Later on Thursday, members of the public were able to queue up for the Tottenham club shop and the Dare Skywalk, which allows people to scale the height of the stadium and enjoy views of London from the top of the ground.
Spurs have hosted three mass vaccination clinics at their ground for both first and second doses of the Pfizer jabs, with the latest taking place in the middle of July.
The first clinic, which was held in partnership with the NHS, took place on June 20 and saw 4,200 people sign up for jabs.
Spurs will next use the stadium on Saturday for their women’s team’s opening match of the Super League season against Birmingham City, which kick-off at 3pm (BST).
Tottenham’s stadium has been used as a coronavirus vaccination centre over the summer
The Tottenham men’s first-team squad will next use the stadium on September 19 for a London derby against Chelsea.
The arena will also be used for Anthony Joshua’s next fight against Oleksandr Usyk the following Saturday, September 25.
The stadium’s construction was completed in March 2019 and cost the club around £1billion.