Emergency services rush to blaze at Spanish GP and McLaren hospitality suite evacuated after ‘fire in kitchen’

A FIRE reportedly broke out in the kitchen of McLaren’s hospitality suite ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix.

Emergency services were called to the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya this morning ahead of the final practice session.

AFPFirefighters were called to a blaze at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya[/caption]

GettyThe McLaren team hub was evacuated[/caption]

GettyIt is understood the fire started in the kitchen before the smoke spread[/caption]

McLaren have confirmed no team members were injured in the fire that broke out at their hospitality area ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix.

Two fire personnel have been taken away to be treated for smoke inhalation, but their condition is not thought to be serious. pic.twitter.com/aPRqJ2R23k

— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) June 22, 2024

According to RacingNews365, the blaze happened inside with several fire engines and crews of firefighters arriving to get the chaos under control.

An ambulance was also on the scene but McLaren confirmed no team members were injured.

However, two people were taken away to be treated for smoke inhalation.

But it is understood their condition is not serious.

Sky Sports News reported the incident related to a kitchen fire within the VIP area of the British-based team.

The smoke spread to the top floor of the hospitality suite and therefore the entire building was evacuated.

The fire was put out within minutes with extra security measures put in place.

McLaren wrote on X: “This morning we evacuated our Team Hub paddock hospitality unit following a fire alert.

“The team has been safely evacuated while the local fire brigade handle the issue.”

Formula One made no reference to the incident on their own feed.

Instead, they gave updates on third practice, which got underway at 11.30am – 12.30pm local time in Barcelona.

Temperatures are set to peak at approximately 25C in the Spanish city today.

Lewis Hamilton went quickest during Friday’s sessions as he looks to end his long wait for a race win – stretching back to December 2021.


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AFPFirefighters tackled the blaze and put the fire out[/caption]

RexTwo people were taken away to be treated after inhaling smoke[/caption]

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