Minor fire breaks out at Dodger Stadium

Minor fire breaks out at Dodger Stadium

Minor fire breaks out at Dodger Stadium
LOS ANGELES -- A section of the Dodger Stadium Reserve Deck was evacuated during the fifth inning of Saturday night's 6-1 loss to the Marlins because of a minor fire that broke out in a food vendor warehouse.

Fans were ordered out of the section above first base and down the right-field line as smoke wafted over the playing field. Meanwhile, the game continued with the Marlins leading, 3-1.

After the top of the sixth inning, a public-address announcement informed fans of the fire, calling it "small" in a "contained area" and "under control" by the Los Angeles Fire Department, assuring fans there was no need for further evacuations.

After the game, the Dodgers issued this statement:

Tonight at Dodger Stadium there was a small fire in a warehouse on the eighth floor that was immediately contained and extinguished.

The Los Angeles Fire Department was on the scene immediately and Dodger staff relocated fans from the first-base side of the top deck and reserve level to the third-base side in an orderly and timely manner.

The game against the Florida Marlins continued without delay. Tomorrow's game will not be impacted by the incident.