Fire Contained at Globe Life Field in Arlington

KRLD Sunday Morning News
December 15, 2019 - 10:13 am
Globe Life Field

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ARLINGTON (NBC DFW) - An investigation is underway after a fire broke out at Globe Life Field in Arlington.

The stadium, which is currently under construction, is the new home of the Texas Rangers and is expected to be ready for play in the spring.

Texas Rangers spokesman John Blake said the fire and smoke in the 1.7-million-square-foot stadium was contained.

A spokesperson for Manhattan Construction, the company building the stadium, said the fire started when a crate of materials in the "roof area" caught fire.

Firefighters had to use aerial ladders to bring the two-alarm fire, which started about 2:30 p.m., under control, said Mike Joiner with the Arlington Fire Department.

A video shared on Snapchat appeared to show workers on top of the stadium with fire raging beneath them. In the video, the men were asking for a basket to rescue them from the roof.

The fire department said firefighters had a long, hard climb to get to the roof, but trained regularly at the stadium, so they were prepared.

Workers helped show firefighters where the fire was, fire officials said.

Read more at NBC DFW here.