Fire ignites inside Great American Ball Park concession stand

CINCINNATI -- Emergency crews responded to Great American Ball Park Wednesday afternoon to put out a small fire inside a concession stand.

The fire was reported just after 1:15 p.m. on the View Level after Reds administrative staff witnessed smoke and flames from their offices.

Jennifer Spieser, information officer for the Cincinnati Fire Department, said firefighters put out a small blaze that was contained to the United Dairy Farmers market near the entrance to the stadium.

While the fire is still under investigation, investigators believe it was possibly caused by a seized motor on a piece of equipment sitting outside the concession area.

The majority of the damage was contained to the piece of equipment and the facade of the concession area, according to a release from the Cincinnati Fire Department.

Damage is estimated at $25,000. It's unclear when the repairs will be made, or if the concession stand will be functional when the Reds return to Great American Ball Park.

The Reds are in San Diego on a road trip and do not return to Cincinnati until Friday.

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