False Fire Alarm at DANISA Denmark Open 2019

Statement by Badminton Denmark and Badminton World Federation:

The Odense Sportspark was evacuated due to a fire alarm on Sunday afternoon during the women’s doubles final at the DANISA Denmark Open 2019.

It proved to be a false alarm caused by a popcorn machine positioned in an area with no ventilation. Fans, officials, staff, and players were escorted from the venue with a delay of around 10 minutes to the match.

A little while later on match point, there was another alarm but this was promptly called off.

Firefighting services were called to the arena to check the fire alarm systems. A guard subsequently remained at the arena to ensure the alarm would not go off again.

The popcorn machine was removed from the stadium.

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