Fire outside Indians ballpark before game

CLEVELAND (AP) Clouds of black smoke billowed into the sky behind Progressive Field about 45 minutes before the game between the Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians.

The fire began in a building located behind the ballpark's parking garage in left field Saturday. Sirens of emergency vehicles could be heard as they approached the scene. A team spokesman said access to the garage and adjoining streets was closed.

The fire was under control about 15 minutes before the scheduled 7:10 p.m first pitch. Fans continued to enter the ballpark and pre-game activities proceeded normally. The game began on time.

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