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.”