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Got this photo of BobAgg51 but never really knew anything about a fire at Ibrox started by an arsonist. The photo looks pretty bad.

“In Flames: The main stand at Ibrox stadium was hit by fire on October 23rd 1968. Firemen can be seen directing fires hoses from a turntable ladder”.I

Does anyone know or remember anything about the fire and how bad it was ?

It seems the night before an arsonists also tried to torch Hampden:

Fire! Fire! Fire!
On the night of the 21st October 1968, Hampden was badly damaged by a blaze, which destroyed much of the centre stand, the visitors’ dressing rooms and the main administration offices. The League Cup Final was due to be staged a few days later and its postponement added to Queens Park’s cash flow worries.

Any thoughts that the fire had been accidental were dispelled when there was a similar fire at Ibrox Stadium the following night and the Cathkin stand was gutted a few weeks later.

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