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Small fire breaks out in Dodger Stadium storage room during game [Updated]


[Updated at 9:35 p.m.: Fire officials reported that a small fire of paper products in a storage room was knocked down within 20 minutes at Dodger stadium. Photos from the scene showed noticeable smoke illuminated by the towering light standards. No evacuations were necessary. The Dodgers, alas, had yet to catch fire at the plate and were trailing 5-1 in the top of the seventh inning Saturday night as firefighters were mopping up.]

Fire officials have reported a fire in Dodger Stadium, but early reports are that the fire is confined to a cinder block storage room "away from public," according to a brief Los Angeles Fire Department alert.

More than 40 firefighters were actively engaged in putting out the fire at 9 p.m.

There were no reported injuries.

A game is in progress between the Dodgers and Florida Marlins. The Marlins were leading the Dodgers 3 to 1 in the top of the sixth inning.

The first report, at 8:47 p.m., indicated that fire was seen near a top-deck stairwell, with "moderate smoke showing."

-- Howard Blume

Photo: Firefighters climb to upper deck to douse a small fire. Credit: Carlos Lozano / Los Angeles Times

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