Superdome roof catches fire, handled by New Orleans Fire Department
A scary situation developed at the Caesars Superdome on Tuesday, as there was a fire on the roof of the stadium, which is located in New Orleans.
The Superdome, which is the home of the NFL’s New Orleans Saints and has hosted plenty of college football games, had flames and smoke coming out of a roof panel, which can be seen in a video that was tweeted by Kelsey Davis of FOX 8 New Orleans:
— Kelsey Davis (@KelseyDavisNews) September 21, 2021
Jeff Duncan of NOLA.com later reported that Doug Thornton, the vice president of ASM Global, said the fire started in the “gutter tub” on the roof while it was being pressure washed by workers. Thornton also told Duncan that it’s now “under control” after the New Orleans Fire Department arrived.
The Superdome has been open since 1975 and has withstood many major events in New Orleans. That includes Hurricane Ida, which made landfall in the city last month.
Among the biggest events held at the Superdome each year is the Sugar Bowl, which also serves as a College Football Playoff semifinal matchup every 3 years.