ST. LOUIS (AP) – The start of the St. Louis Rams game against the Pittsburgh Steelers was delayed nearly 30 minutes by a small fire from sparks emitted during a pyrotechnic display for player introductions.
The cleanup effort appeared to be hampered by a malfunctioning wet-dry vacuum used to remove fire extinguisher foam. There was a small circular mark between the 3 and 4-yard line near the north end zone as the game began.READ MORE: South Side Residents Fed Up With Violence, But Weary On New Restrictions
It appeared the fire started as the rest of the Rams players trotted through towers that shot flames high into the air.READ MORE: State Police In Kittanning Searching For Arson Suspect Following Reported Domestic Incident
At one point, both teams left the field.Pittsburgh Police Investigate Shooting On Same Night South Side Traffic Pattern Began
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