Birmingham training ground shut down after blazing fire overnight with Wast Hills facility suffering damage | The Sun
3rd March 2023

BIRMINGHAM CITY have announced that a fire broke out overnight at the club's training facility.

The Championship club confirmed their Wast Hills Training Ground has been closed until further notice after being damaged.

In a club statement, Birmingham said nobody was injured in the blaze.

Fire crews attended the scene in the early hours of Friday morning.

Birmingham players, and staff who work at the facility, have been contacted by the club.

A full statement said: "The Club can confirm that Wast Hills Training Ground has suffered damage as a result of a fire.

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"Hereford and Worcester Fire Service attended the scene and remain on site following the discovery during the early hours of Friday 3 March. No one was injured.

"Staff and players have been contacted and the facility remains closed until further notice.

"The Club will continue to liaise with the emergency services and will make no further comment at this time."

The BBC claim over 40 firefighters were brought in to tackle the blaze, which is said to have broken out just before 2.30am.

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Birmingham are next in action on Saturday, travelling to bottom-placed side Wigan Athletic.

Blues are currently 19th in the table, seven points above the drop zone.

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