Fire breaks out at Globe Daily life Industry, the new Texas Rangers stadium – The Dallas Early morning News


Up-to-date at four:fifty two p.m.:Revised to include additional facts.

A fireplace broke out Saturday afternoon within the new Rangers ballpark sending a pillar of black smoke into the sky above the still beneath construction stadium, scheduled to open up following yr.

The blaze was out within just about a half-hour immediately after it began, and no a person was hurt, according to the Arlington Fire Division.

The fireplace started about two:thirty p.m. Saturday afternoon. It started out about one hundred feet off the ground less than the retractable roof of the new ballpark, Arlington fireplace officers mentioned.

Movie recorded inside the stadium showed design staff viewing the flames from a distance as significant smoke poured out. The blaze was extinguished soon just after 3 p.m.

No induce has been decided, and the fire remains beneath investigation, Arlington Deputy Fire Main Jonathan Ingols said. Firefighters had trained for a fireplace at the new ballpark, he stated, but battling the blaze was however hard.

“It’s a prolonged, hard climb up there with all their gear,” Ingols reported, “but many thanks to partnership with the Rangers and Manhattan Construction, we had practiced this.”

Greg McClure, senior vice president of Manhattan Development, reported no determination has been produced if the fire will trigger any delays to work on World Existence Field.

The Rangers will coordinate a response to the hearth with Manhattan Building Co., explained John Blake, the Rangers’ government vice president of communications.

Arlington firefighters try to get a handle on a fire in the upper concourse of the Globe Field Field s construction workers wait and watch outside in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, December 14, 2019.
Arlington firefighters consider to get a manage on a hearth in the higher concourse of the World Area Area s building staff hold out and watch outside the house in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, December 14, 2019.(Tom Fox / Personnel Photographer)

The retractable roof around the $one.two billion ballpark was shut for the initial time last week, a major milestone in acquiring the ballpark prepared for 2020.

The Rangers’ initial overall look in their new household is scheduled for March 31 versus the Los Angeles Angels.

Arlington firefighters and construction workers leave the scene of a fire in the upper concourse of the Globe Field Field under construction in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, December 14, 2019.
Arlington firefighters and design personnel leave the scene of a hearth in the upper concourse of the Globe Subject Field under building in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, December 14, 2019.(Tom Fox / Team Photographer)