There was a minor scare for the Tennessee Titans NFL team, as a fire erupted in their stadium. The cause of the fire was a piece of pyrotechnics equipment, which inexplicably caught fire.
One of the flame-throwing boxes tipped over toward the stands, setting the turf on fire. At the time, the Titans were celebrating the jersey retirements of former players Steve McNair and Eddie George.
— byanwong (@byanwong) September 15, 2019
The good news was that nobody was injured and the stadium officials and staff, snuffed out the flames quickly.
A fire just erupted here on the field. The staff at Nissan Stadium handled it swiftly. pic.twitter.com/Rma8D8Q1fJ
— TURRON DAVENPORT (@TDavenport_NFL) September 15, 2019
After some well-timed use of the fire extinguishers, they threw sand on the pyrotechnic equipment, to mitigate the damage.
“There was a mechanical failure by one of the pyrotechnic devices which resulted in a fire,” the Tennessee Titans later said in a statement. “The vendor will be required by the state of Tennessee to undergo an inspection for the defective device and the others that were used to determine the final cause.”
At the Nissan Stadium in Nashville before the Tennessee Titans – Indianapolis Colts game today, a speaker caught fire on the field because of pyrotechnics. (No one was hurt) pic.twitter.com/PtO1Ofq047
— Peter Soregi (@PSoregi) September 15, 2019
It was fortunate that the flames were dealt with quickly, as the game against the Indianapolis Colts, was starting shortly. Unfortunately, the players themselves were not as flaming hot, as they lost 17-19.
Tennessee Titans quarterback, Marcus Mariota, was rueing a number of missed opportunities for his side. The offense was the most disappointing, as Titans got the ball back on their own 28-yard line with a chance to win it, but things did not go to plan.
Check it out, @RDubThree!!! Your Tennessee Titans are on fire!!! 🔥🔥
Well … their field is at least 😳 (H/T @MCompton428)
— T̷R̷O̷Y̷ ̷H̷U̷G̷H̷E̷S̷ (@TommySledge) September 15, 2019