Wimbledon Centre Court evacuated due to suspected electrical fault

Following a day of intense heat at Wimbledon, 3,000 people were evacuated as a precaution as the fire brigade dealt with a "small fire".

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Centre Court evacuated due to suspected electrical fault play

Centre Court evacuated due to suspected electrical fault

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An evacuation was required following the conclusion of play at Wimbledon on Wednesday, as a "small fire" forced the London Fire Brigade to be called out.

Long after proceedings had been completed on a sweltering day at the All England Club, there was unexpected activity.

Wimbledon's official Twitter account confirmed a "suspected electrical fault" had led to an evacuation of Centre Court.

And tweets from the London Fire Brigade offered further insight into events.

"We have been called to a small fire at #Wimbledon2015 a plant room at the stadium is alight and the stadium as [sic] been evacuated. More soon," read an initial message from the organisation, who subsequently confirmed 3,000 people had been "evacuated as a precaution".

Within half an hour, the London Fire Brigade tweeted: "Game set and match. The fire at #Wimbledon2015 tennis club is now under control."

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