Viewers stunned as FIRE BREAKS OUT on live TV at stadium where England are due to play Andorra in World Cup qualifier (VIDEO)
Videos of the blaze circulated on social media.
The fire began during a Sky Sports update on the Three Lions' preparation, which caused the British broadcaster to head back to the ground afterwards and show viewers additional footage.
Amid rising flames and black smoke near the dugouts, people ran past as the fire department could be heard on their way in the background of another clip recorded by someone close to the action, while a policeman also stood between them and the blaze.
Of great concern was that the small 3,300 capacity ground around three-and-a-half hours from Barcelona is surrounded by apartment buildings.
It also boasts an artificial pitch, and RTE reported that sprinklers were used to get the fire under control before the fire brigade arrived.
When they got to the scene, the blaze was thankfully put out.
Though there were previously concerns as to the extent of the damage and whether the incident had put the hosting of tomorrow's fixture in jeopardy, it has already been confirmed that the match will go ahead.
UPDATE | The fire at the Estadi Nacional has been brought under control by staff and firefighters.It's unclear how this will impact England's World Cup qualifier against Andorra on Saturday. pic.twitter.com/vMns6CCXXt— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) October 8, 2021
Gareth Southgate's men have already played Andorra during the current qualifying campaign, beating the landlocked microstate 4-0 at Wembley in September.