Posted January 03, 2014

Minor league ballpark in Michigan catches on fire

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(Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Parts of Fifth Third Ballpark have reportedly collapsed. (Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Fifth Third Ballpark in Plainfield Township, Mich., home of the Detroit Tigers’ Class A affiliate, the West Michigan Whitecaps, caught on fire Friday morning, according to WWMT-CBS.

Dispatchers said the fire started in one of the stadium’s suites. The first responders called in two other fire departments to help fight the blaze.

All employees reportedly made it out of the stadium safely, but parts of the building have collapsed.

The stadium, which is about five miles north of Grand Rapids, opened in 1994 and seats 10,071.


4 comments
ineedataxi
ineedataxi

Ant truth to the rumors Leyland passed out with a lit Marlboro Red ?

MidwestGolfFan
MidwestGolfFan

@Aaron14@JosephBagadoughnutz 

"Homeless" is a phoney-baloney euphemism for "bum," which usually implies someone highly dysfunctional, often in a chemically-altered state of existence.  THAT is why they do stupid things.