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Fire outside Citi Field doesn't affect game

Fire outside Citi Field doesn't affect game

Fire outside Citi Field doesn't affect game
NEW YORK -- Dark smoke poured out behind center field at Citi Field on Saturday evening, when a fire started in a construction trailer in the Willets Point auto yards.

Fire Department of New York 52nd battalion chief Gene Marmann said there were no injuries.

The single-alarm blaze took about five minutes, 50 responders and eight emergency vehicles to extinguish. The cause of the fire, which was reported at around 6 p.m. ET, is under investigation.

Tires contributed to the darkness of the smoke, which did not billow over the playing field -- thanks to fortunate winds. Fires in the auto shop area are not uncommon because of its industrial nature.

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