Fire damages MCG

An estimated A$38,000 worth of damage was caused to the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Wednesday by a fire believed to have been caused by worker’s welding torches.

The fire damaged a number of seats and window panels and a small section of the roof.

The damage is only minor and will be fully repaired in time for the summer and the Ashes series, of which the ground will host the fourth test, starting as is the tradition for Melbourne tests on Boxing Day.

The part of the stadium affected was the rebuilt section built for the 2006 Commonwealth Games, held in March of this year.

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