Wimbledon Centre Court evacuated following reported electrical fire

 
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Matches had finished for the day (Source: Getty)
Wimbledon's centre court has been completely evacuated due to a reported electrical fire.
Around 3,000 people were evacuated as a precaution, London Fire Brigade said. The service already had a number of firefighters at the club who act as fire patrol during the tournament, but a further 18 were sent to deal with the "small fire", in a plant room near a restaurant. Three fire engines, from Wandsworth, Fulham and Battersea attended.
It did not disrupt any matches, as all games had finished for the day.
The London Fire Brigade tweeted: "We have been called to a small fire at #Wimbledon2015 a plant room at the stadium is alight and the stadium as been evacuated. More soon."

A request was made via the centre court's public address system for anyone remaining inside the building to leave immediately.
Shortly afterwards, a further announcement was made calling for anyone on the tea lawn between Gates four and five to also leave.
There was no obvious indication of a fire inside Centre Court, but according to eyewitnesses, "fire alarms were blaring". An announcement was made by the All England Club that anybody inside the premises should leave immediately.

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