Astonishing moment man is almost CRUSHED live on Sky Sports News after trying to fight fire at England vs Andorra ground

Astonishing moment man is almost CRUSHED live on Sky Sports News after trying to fight fire at England vs Andorra ground

A MAN trying to fight the fire at Andorra's football ground was nearly crushed with the astonishing moment being captured live on Sky Sports News.

The blaze is believed to have started when sparks from welders constructing a gantry for TV coverage led to the whole structure being engulfed in flames.

And someone trying to treat the fire only narrowly managed to avoid being crushed as the dugout fell apart.

The fire spread to the home dugout and artificial turf at the side of the pitch but did not engulf the playing surface.

There was, however, fire debris on the plastic pitch and a small amount may have been damaged by the extreme heat.

The home dugout was completed melted away, while the VAR screen was destroyed thanks to the raging inferno.

Clouds of dark smoke billowed into the air and surrounded a block of flats overlooking the 3,000-seater stadium.

Firefighters soon arrived and extinguished the fire by 16:17 local time.

It's believed the game will still GO AHEAD despite the incident, although these are very early reports.

Officials will need to assess the damage and the risk to players and fans before they can give Gareth Southgate's side the all clear.

It's unclear if anyone has been injured at this time.

The blaze happened just hours after England trained on the pitch and shortly after Southgate and Kieran Trippier completed their media duties.

Sky Sports presenter Rob Dorsett, standing on the other side of the pitch, was giving a live update on England's plans when the fire started.

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