Manchester United have issued a warning to fans as a fire erupts near Old. Trafford..
Firefighters were called to Chester Road in Stratford this morning (August 14) at about 3.53am to set fire to a three-story vacant building.
The fire continued throughout the night and is still under control this morning. Five fire brigade vehicles are at the scene.
Firefighters said firefighters were still working inside the building to put out the blaze.
Manchester United FC’s Match Day Twitter account issued a warning against Leeds United at 12.30pm before the team’s match at Old Trafford.
The tweet read: “Traffic Update: Please be aware of an incident on Chester Road.”
The account then shared the Transport for Greater Manchester update, which stated: “Chester Road / City Road, Stratford.
“The road is currently closed due to the fire.
“Stage coach GM services have been diverted.
“Please avoid the area.”
A spokesman for the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service also said: “Staff have been battling the blaze in Stratford since morning and five fire engines are at the scene.
“Firefighters are now working to put out the blaze internally and will likely be present for the next few hours.
“Smoke levels have been reduced, but road closures remain.
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“Since this event is close to Old Trafford Stadium, we recommend that anyone attending a football match at 12.30pm be allowed plenty of travel time.”
Nearby residents are being urged to keep their windows and doors closed.
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