Fire breaks out on the practice courts of Wimbledon



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Fire breaks out on the practice courts of Wimbledon

Weeks before the third Grand Slam of the year commences at the all England tennis club, a fire broke out in the practice courts. Four fire engines and 21 firefighters and officers were dispatched to theAll England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC) on Friday afternoon, where a dramatic fire broke out close to one of the club's practice courts.

Photographs taken by bystanders show a hedge close to one of the courts ablaze, with heavy construction equipment located nearby. “Four fire engines and 21 firefighters and officers have been called to reports of a fire in the practice court area of the All England Tennis and Croquet Club on Church Road in Wimbledon,” the Fire Bridage said in a statement on their website.

“The fire damaged around one tonne of mixed building materials, around 20 metres of hedgerow and a small section of a temporary marquee. The Brigade was called at 1233 and the fire was under control at 1322. Crews from Tooting, Wandsworth, Fulham and New Malden fire stations are at the scene.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.” Also Read: Rafa is ready for ten!