A large fire was reported pouring out of the roof of the Caesars Superdome in New Orleans early Tuesday afternoon.
WVUE-TV in New Orleans provided a livestream of the fire as the event unfolded.
The fire reportedly began about 12:30 p.m. local time, sending a plume of dark black smoke above the city’s skyline.
Smoke is pouring off the roof of the Superdome pic.twitter.com/3w4haDhCyM
— Allen Waddell (@AllenGWaddell) September 21, 2021
The immediate cause of the fire was unknown.
The New Orleans Fire Department was on the scene. Several workers were also reportedly on the roof.
At least one person could be seen in a Twitter video at the height of the fire.
— Kelsey Davis (@KelseyDavisNews) September 21, 2021
New Orleans EMS reported transporting one patient to a local hospital for minor burn injuries.
— New Orleans EMS (@NewOrleansEMS) September 21, 2021
By 2 p.m., authorities reported “the fire is not burning anymore,” according to TMZ Sports.
Those in the local area were being asked to avoid the stadium as the New Orleans Fire Department operated at the scene.
— NOLA Ready (@nolaready) September 21, 2021
The stadium had recently undergone renovations and cleaning following its shutdown from Hurricane Ida. Schools and businesses were closed as the community continued to deal with recovery.
The New Orleans Saints are scheduled to play in the stadium on Oct. 3 against the New York Giants.
This is a developing story. Updates may be added.
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