Citi Field Fire Causes Minimal Damage, Nobody Injured

The Mets released a statement regarding the fire today, as detailed by Anthony Dicomo of

“The fire in the Jackie Robinson Rotunda this afternoon was in a contained area and extinguished by the fire suppression system prior to the arrival of the fire department. There was minimal damage which was non-structural … no one was hurt.”

– Josh Finkelstein –

Original Post- May 30, 4:26 p.m.

Earlier this afternoon, there was a blast at Citi Field. Black smoke was billowing out of the ballpark with a fire visible.

Video of the fire was obtained by Twitter user and Mets fan Daniel Mosher, who provided MMO with permission to share the video he took of the incident:

Here’s a close-up version of it from Spectrum News NY1:

According to the FDNY, the fire was from a display case, and it is under control.  Fortunately, there have been no reported injuries.

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