Fire at New Orleans Saints’ Caesars Superdome stadium

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Fire at New Orleans Saints’ Caesars Superdome stadium

At least one person was injured after a fire broke out at the New Orleans Saints’ Caesars Superdome stadium Tuesday.
Flames and plumes of black smoke could be seen billowing out of the edge of the stadium’s roof just before 1 p.m.

First responders said one person had to be transported to hospital after suffering minor burns.

Workers had been cleaning and repainting the roof of the stadium before the fire broke out, 4WWL reports.

Some of the workers were spotted scrambling across the roof when the fire broke out.

It is unclear if their cleaning work was the cause of the fire.

The New Orleans Fire Department tweeted they had received reports of a three-alarm fire just before 1.00 p.m.

Crews had the fire under control by about 1.20 p.m but first responders were still working the scene.

Smoke.
Workers had been cleaning and repainting the roof of the stadium before the fire broke out.
Chief C. Mickal/NOFD
New Orleans superdome.
It is unclear if the cleaning work was the cause of the fire.
Chief C. Mickal/NOFD

At least eight fire trucks were on the scene.

Employees told WDSU that about 70 people were working inside the stadium at the time but no one smelled any smoke.

They said they were evacuated as a precaution.

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