Construction Fire Reported at Lambeau Field

A small section of the Lambeau Field (WI) structure burned for about 45 minutes after sparks from a worker’s torch caught some insulation on fire, reports Press-Gazette Media. No one was hurt.

Several construction workers were in the area when the fire broke out about 2 p.m. in a fourth-floor construction area near the stadium’s southeast corner, said Lt. Nick Craig, spokesman for the Green Bay Metro Fire Department.

The fire was some distance from the Green Bay Packers team offices, Curly’s Pub and other heavily populated areas of the stadium.

Water was not available immediately because the unheated construction zone had not yet been equipped with water. So construction workers surrounding the fire with fire extinguishers until firefighters could deliver water about 30 minutes later, said Royce Alsbach, vice president of Miron Construction Co., whose crews were working at the fire scene.

Water eventually was pumped up to the fourth floor using a ladder truck that firefighters parked next to the building. The fire was under control as of 2:45 p.m. Some firefighters remained on the scene as of 4:15.

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