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Michigan Minor League Ballpark Is On Fire [PHOTOS]


You know what’s rare? Big fires at baseball stadiums like what’s going on today at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

It’s not like Fifth Third, a 10,000 seat facility built in 1994, is some dumpy wooden box like ballparks built at the beginning of the 20th century.

This is where the Class-A Tigers play.

According to the local NBC affiliate:

The fire started at around 11 a.m. Firefighters evacuated within a half hour to go into defensive mode.

The roof started to collapse just before 12 p.m.

A fire official said the blaze started in one of the suites and that the sprinkler system failed.

[Watch live coverage of ballpark fire – NBC]



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