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Wimbledon Fire

Wimbledon Fire

Four fire engines were called out to the AELTC to extinguish a small fire in the practice court area at the Club.

The Brigade was called at 1233 and the fire was under control at 1322. London Fire Brigade

With The Championships starting on July 3, the small blaze was contained by the 21 firemen to a hedgerow near one of the venue’s practice courts.
London Fire Brigade released a statement Friday afternoon that confirmed the fire had been successfully extinguished having just damaged some hedgerow, building materials, and a temporary marquee.
They have yet to discover the cause of the fire.
The full London Fire Brigade statement read: “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 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.”

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Henry Wancke

Henry Wancke is one of the most respected Tennis writers in the UK. Henry is the Editor of both Tennis Threads Magazine and tennisthreads.net. He previously worked as Editor of Tennis World, Serve & Volley as well as Tennis Today magazines and been stringer for The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian and Press Association. He also co-authored the Ultimate Encyclopaedia of Tennis with John Parsons published by Carlton, and the Federation Cup – the first 32 years, published by the ITF. Currently he is the Secretary of the Lawn Tennis Writers’ Association and Hon Vice President of the Tennis Industry Association UK.

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