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Fire damages stadium where Denver Broncos play

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Posted at 2:54 PM, Mar 24, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-25 12:07:25-04

DENVER, Colo. (KMGH) — A fire burned a portion of the seating area at Empower Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado on Thursday afternoon, sending a large smoke plume above the stadium.

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It burned in the suite area and the third-level seating area, the Denver Fire Department said. The fire was under control as of 2:43 p.m. MDT.

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A sprinkler system activated, but firefighters were called in to completely extinguish the fire. The cause of the fire is unknown, DFD said.

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Empower Field at Mile High is the home of the Denver Broncos.

The stadium is also used for other sporting events and concerts during the NFL's offseason.