Fire breaks out at K Park before Cats-Crows clash

Simonds Stadium: Labor is chasing the football vote at Kardinia Park.

FIRE has broken out at Kardinia Park just hours before the Geelong Cats are scheduled to clash with the Adelaide Crows.

The fire, which started from a deep fryer within a cooking area at Simonds Stadium was contained by fire suppression gear at the ground shortly before 4pm.

Four Geelong City CFA units and 10 firefighters attended the scene.

“An alarm was activiated at the football ground,” a CFA spokesman told the Indpendent.

“Crews found a small fire in a deep fryer in cooking area. It appears the fire was contained by fire suppression gear at the ground.

“The crews are now mopping up.”

The fire was the second incident prior to a night match at the Kardinia Park ground in a month.

The  Western Bulldogs v St Kilda NAB Challenge match was delayed after a sudden downpour flooded Simonds Stadium on February 19.

– NOEL MURPHY

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