A fire burns in one of the outfield stacks at Great American Ballpark in the sixth inning of a baseball game between the San Francisco Giants and the Cincinnati Reds, Friday, May 15, 2015, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
John Minchillo
May 15, 2015

CINCINNATI (AP) One of the fireworks smokestacks at Great American Ball Park caught fire and spewed dark smoke for an inning on Friday night until firefighters extinguished it during a game between the San Francisco Giants and the Cincinnati Reds.

The game continued uninterrupted and the Giants won 10-2. Fans in two sections by the smokestacks were cleared out while firefighters extended a ladder from outside the ballpark and sprayed the fire.

Two riverboat smokestacks shoot celebratory flames and fireworks during games. They inadvertently shot flames, then some fireworks, with the Giants at bat in the top of the sixth inning.

A flame continued to flicker from the top of one of the smokestacks, giving off a dark smoke that drifted across the outfield as the game continued.

---

Follow Joe Kay on Twitter: http://twitter.com/apjoekay

You May Like