Wolves stadium on fire 'for around two hours' in devastating scenes at Molineux


Wolves’ stadium reportedly caught fire in the early hours of Sunday morning, according to social media footage which surfaced during the night. The fire is now believed to have been put out, although the extent of the damage remains to be seen. 

Wolves were in action as recently as Saturday afternoon. 

Their 2-1 victory over Brentford came in west London, however, rather than Molineux in the West Midlands. 

As manager Bruno Lage continues to impress, the narrow win was their fourth in a row in all competitions. 

That leaves them in eighth place in the Premier League, lying one point behind Arsenal, while they would be one point behind Manchester United too if they win their game in hand.

Despite a succession of positives on the pitch, Wolves fans woke up to negative reports on Sunday morning. 

According to Twitter footage from @Wolfpackwwfc, a fire at Molineux broke out at around 1:40 GMT. 

That caused the stadium’s alarm to start blaring, and emergency services were supposedly called out to tackle the blaze which lasted for around two hours. 

While things are now under control at Molineux, the extent of the damage and the cause of the fire are as yet unknown. 

According to one social media eye-witness account, five fire engines attended the scene, as well as several police cars and paramedics. 

A large section of the road was cordoned off, while people were asked to stay clear and avoid the area. 

Although manager Bruno Lage is yet to comment on the reported blaze, he address another event which could stunt Wolves’ progress this season on Saturday. 

With flying winger Adama Traore closing in on a move to Tottenham, the Portuguese boss discussed his potential departure after the win at Brentford. 

“The most important thing is the way he plays for us,” he said.

“He played again with energy and scored the third goal again.

“He scored last week and scored again, and the way he celebrated with his teammates and also with me.

“He’s a team player, a big professional and a lovely guy. I’m very happy with him.”



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