The Colts-Titans game in Nashville yesterday was lit — literally — when a piece of machinery caught on fire, scorching part of the field.
The two teams were facing-off yesterday at Nissan Stadium. According to reports on social media last night, pyrotechnic machinery tipped over and burst into flames, causing black smoke to rise into the air. The equipment was reportedly supposed to be used to shoot flames during introductions near the sidelines where the Titans usually enter the field. The Titans were celebrating the jersey retirements of former players Steve McNair and Eddie George when the fire broke out, according to ESPN.
Pyrotechnics mishap catches field on fire at Titans stadium in Nashville; blaze was quickly put out & it appears no one was injured
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The fire was eventually extinguished and no one was injured. The game was not impacted and the National Anthem was performed after the fire was put out.
The Titans released the following statement:
“Following the pregame introductions today, there was a mechanical failure by one of the pyrotechnic devices which resulted in a fire. The vendor will be required by the state of Tennessee to undergo an inspection for the defective device and the others that were used to determine the final cause. The field staff acted quickly to extinguished the fire, which resulted in no injuries and minor field damage.”