The Ricoh Arena in Coventry, that appeared to be on fire on monday evening during a rock band rehersal. See NTI story NTIFIRE. Rock band Muse caused a major fire alert after hundreds of residents mistook their pyrotechnics rehearsal at a football stadium – for a huge inferno. Dramatic photographs uploaded to social networking sites on Monday evening (20/5) appeared to show the Ricoh Arena, in Coventry, West Mids., fully ablaze. Hundreds of people took to Twitter fearing the 32,500 seater home of Coventry City FC was on fire- including ex-footballer Robbie Savage who labelled them “terrible scenes”. But within hours of the images being put online stadium officials confirmed the mystery ‘blaze’ was actually rockers Muse testing out special effects for their gig this evening (Wed). On Monday evening a spokesman for the venue took to Twitter and said: “Just to confirm there is no fire here at the Ricoh Arena. “They are just testing everything ready for Wednesday night’s Muse concert.”

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