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Wrigley Field Fire Singes Press Box, but Cubs Weren't at Home

Wrigley Field Fire Singes Press Box, but Cubs Weren't at Home

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By    |   Friday, 21 September 2018 07:10 AM

Wrigley Field’s press box was singed by a fire that caused “considerable” damage Thursday afternoon, NBC Chicago reported. The Cubs were away and ballpark was dark.

The fire was reported shortly after 2 p.m. in a concession stand beneath the press box.

Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said flames erupted from a machine at the Jim Beam food stand on the fifth level, according to The Chicago Tribune.

Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire with white powder and a hand-held hose, but Langford said the concession stand “was burned up pretty good,” although there was no structural damage to the building.

The cause of the fire remained under investigation Friday morning but police said the fire, which may have been electrical, was fueled by debris around an oven.

Cubs spokesperson Julian Green confirmed the fire and said there were no injuries reported, NBC Chicago said.

The Cubs were off Thursday, according to The Lakeview Patch. Their next game at Wrigley is Monday, Sept. 24.

Meanwhile, the Cubs were taking on the cross-town White Sox in a three-game series at Guaranteed Rate Field on the South Side.

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Wrigley Field’s press box was singed by a fire that caused “considerable” damage Thursday afternoon. The Cubs were away and ballpark was dark.
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