July 29, 2021

Fire breaks out at Rangers’ new stadium (ESPN)

ARLINGTON, Texas — Fire broke out Saturday at the future home of the Texas Rangers, which is under construction in Arlington.

Arlington Fire Department Lt. Mike Joiner said the blaze was brought under control and no injuries were reported. The cause of the fire has not been determined.

Manhattan Construction, the general contractor for the project, said in a statement that the fire began about 2:30 p.m. in the roof area of the stadium. The contractor said an investigation will determine the cause of the blaze.

Rangers spokesman John Blake said the stadium is more than 200 feet tall and the fire was in an area about 100 feet high.

Blake did not immediately return a phone call to The Associated Press for comment.

The estimated $1.1 billion Globe Life Field includes a retractable roof and is scheduled to open for the 2020 Major League Baseball season

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