fire outside St Mary’s Stadium

Fire at industrial unit outside Southampton FC’s St Mary’s Stadium

The fire at an industrial unit on Marine Parade just outside St Mary’s Stadium broke out two weeks ago at about 13:00 on Wednesday 6th. 

The fire led to the Saints’ Championship match against Preston North End on Wednesday evening being called off. The club announced on Friday that the Championship match against Sunderland, scheduled for Saturday would be going ahead.

However, in a statement, the club added: “Due to its close proximity to the site of the fire, the family zone will be closed.” This is also alongside parts of the South car park. Saints said a new date for Wednesday’s postponed game would be announced in due course.

The fire service said crews would be at the fire throughout Friday and repeated advice not to handle ash or debris. Hampshire & Isle of Wight Fire & Rescue Service said there was currently “no indication” of its cause. The fire service also added, “If you find ash and debris on your property you are advised to leave it alone.”

The fire was controlled late on Wednesday night. Crews scaling down two fire engines and an aerial ladder platform by Thursday afternoon. South Central Ambulance Service said one person was treated for the effects of breathing in smoke. Luckily there were no other reported injuries.

Crews worked throughout Friday to deal with the last remaining hotspots. However, they were able to leave the site on Friday night, the fire service said. The fire started in the former Greenham’s building on the Central Trading Estate. Three of five units at the site were “fully involved” in the blaze. The fire service said at its height more than 100 firefighters attended the fire.

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