Dodger Stadium Catches Fire
At Dodger Stadium last night, the Dodgers and Marlins played while the stadium was on fire. Wait, what?
From NBC Miami:
Smoke started billowing toward the field from behind the upper-deck seats on the first-base side during the fifth inning, the result of a small fire in a contained storage area.
"I could smell that smoke and I was like, 'Gosh, that ain't no hot dog stand,'" center fielder Chris Coghlan told the Sun-Sentinel after the game. "Then I saw this huge puff and thought, 'Oh my gosh, this place is on fire!'"
Game play was never delayed, but the entire area surrounding the fire was evacuated, with the Los Angeles Fire Department directing fans to climb to the top of the ballpark to relocate themselves. The in-game P.A. accouncer assured the crowd of 29,971 fans it was not necessary to leave the stadium.
Check out this video that fans took of the scene at Dodger Stadium:
Yes, the fire was small and in a storage area in the upper deck, but I still find it a bit odd that they kept playing the game through this.
H/T: Off The Bench