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Smokestack at GABP catches fire during Giants-Reds game

By Joe Kay, Associated Press | Posted - May 16, 2015 at 12:41 a.m.


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CINCINNATI (AP) — One of the fireworks smokestacks at Great American Ball Park caught fire and spewed dark smoke for an inning on Friday night until firefighters extinguished it during a game between the San Francisco Giants and the Cincinnati Reds.

The game continued uninterrupted and the Giants won 10-2. Fans in two sections by the smokestacks were cleared out while firefighters extended a ladder from outside the ballpark and sprayed the fire.

Two riverboat smokestacks shoot celebratory flames and fireworks during games. They inadvertently shot flames, then some fireworks, with the Giants at bat in the top of the sixth inning.

A flame continued to flicker from the top of one of the smokestacks, giving off a dark smoke that drifted across the outfield as the game continued.

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