Sideline Blaze Erupts at Titans-Colts Game

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A pyrotechnics display at this weekend’s Titans-Colts game got a little too hot when a piece of equipment caught fire next to the field.

The equipment erupted in flames on the sidelines near the 5-yard line next to the tunnel where the Titans enter the field.

According to the Tennessean, the fire began right before the opening kickoff and was extinguished by a stadium employee.

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The Titans issued the following statement:

Following the pregame introductions today, there was a mechanical failure by one of the pyrotechnic devices which resulted in a fire. The vendor will be required by the state of Tennessee to undergo an inspection for the defective device and the others that were used to determine the final cause. The field staff acted quickly to extinguished the fire, which resulted in no injuries and minor field damage.

The national anthem was performed as soon as the fire was put out. The game time time was unaffected by the fire.

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