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Southampton vs Preston Match Postponed Due to Massive Fire Yards Away from St Mary’s Stadium

Southampton’s Championship clash against Preston North End on Wednesday night has been postponed due to a massive fire just yards away from St Mary’s Stadium.

Southampton vs Preston Match Postponed
Southampton vs Preston Match Postponed

Major fire near St. Mary’s Stadium, prompting emergency response

Southampton vs Preston Match Postponed: Emergency services rushed to Melbourne Street in Southampton after a fire broke out at a factory near the iconic stadium. Roads around St Mary’s Stadium had to be closed as firefighters struggled to bring the blaze under control.

The fire is believed to have started in the former Greenhams building on the Central Industrial Estate, prompting a rapid response from Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service. Eighteen fire engines were at the scene to control the fire.

Southampton Football Club issued a statement and expressed its reaction to postponing the match. The decision was taken in consultation with local authorities and emergency services, given the significant disruption caused by the massive fire in the area.

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A statement read: “Southampton Football Club is sad to announce that tonight’s Sky Bet Championship match against Preston North End has been postponed. Following a major fire in an adjacent building, local The decision was taken after consultation with authorities and emergency services.”

The incident led to the closure of roads around the stadium, with the club expressing its gratitude for the co-operation of Preston and the EFL, and stressed the need to prioritize the safety of supporters and staff at both clubs.

“The game will be postponed to a new date, which will be announced in due course, and all tickets for tonight’s match will remain valid for the rearranged schedule,” the statement assured.

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Stadium Fire Fallout

Firefighters advised nearby residents to keep doors and windows closed due to the heavy amount of smoke produced by the fire. Inside the stadium, staff were told to go home immediately, and the EFL closely monitored the unfolding situation.

Southampton, who are currently eight points off fourth, must now regroup for their upcoming game against Sunderland on Saturday. Saints recently had a thrilling 4-3 win against Birmingham.

With the Championship promotion race heating up, they will have to await the challenge of Southampton to close the gap at the top, while Preston, four points adrift of the playoff places in ninth, will be relegated for their next fixture. .

The proximity of the fire to St Mary’s Stadium, captured in aerial footage, underlines the seriousness of the situation, reminding fans and players of the unpredictability that can unfold beyond the pitch. Football fans will be eagerly waiting for the new date of the postponed match as the championship drama continues.



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