• 6-Alarm Fire Near Yankee Stadium

    Posted by on July 18th, 2012 · Comments (2)

    Via the Daily News

    A spectacular six-alarm fire in a Bronx apartment building left 28 firefighters and two civilians with minor injuries early Wednesday.

    The blaze broke out at in the attic of a six-story building at 975 Walton Ave. in the Fleetwood neighborhood about 12:15 a.m., authorities said.

    More than 200 firefighters battled the blaze, which caused a portion of the roof to collapse, as temperatures outside reached into the low 80s.

    The blaze was brought under control just before 4 a.m. Emergency workers were able to evacuate all the tenants.

    The cause of the fire is under investigation.

    The Red Cross is at the scene assisting residents who might need emergency shelter or food.

    Seeing this sad news makes me wonder: When was the last time a sports stadium caught fire? It’s probably been a good while. But, once upon a time, when the parks were made with a lot of wood, it used to happen. I think it happened to the Polo Grounds and one of the ballparks in Philly, if I recall correctly.

    Comments on 6-Alarm Fire Near Yankee Stadium

    1. Raf
      July 18th, 2012 | 7:21 am

      The Polo Grounds caught fire, when it was a wooden structure, Connie Mack caught fire after it was abandoned sometime in the 70’s.

      I can’t remember the last time a stadium caught fire, but I do remember the press box at Atlanta’s Fulton County Stadium catching fire back in 1993.

    2. July 18th, 2012 | 9:36 am

      Good one.

      IIRC, the fire in ATL was the day of the McGriff trade. But, I could be wrong.

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