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Caesars Superdome roof briefly catches fire amid pressure washing

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BREAKING: Smoke and flames can be seen from @CaesarsDome right now. Emergency crews are heading to the scene now @wdsu pic.twitter.com/cRA305IRZJ

— Christina Watkins (@CWatkinsWDSU) September 21, 2021

This is bad. The New Orleans Fire Department responded to a two-alarm fire at the Caesars Superdome on Tuesday after the stadium's roof caught fire. Work crews were already on the roof with pressure washers, preparing it to be repainted before the next New Orleans Saints home game on Oct. 3. No cause was immediately available nor were any injuries reported. Hopefully everyone working on the roof remained safe.

Photos and video were shared widely on social media before the fire was quickly put out once emergency responders arrived:

This is a developing story.

Update: WDSU reports one worker on the roof cleaning crew was taken to University Medical Center New Orleans with minor burns.

Here's a closeup of the @NOLAFireDept working a fire on the @CaesarsDome roof this afternoon. The fire is now under control. One patient transported with minor burns. 🚒🧯👨‍🚒 pic.twitter.com/qundJjqDaY

— NOLA Ready (@nolaready) September 21, 2021


There appears to be a fire on the roof of the @CaesarsDome #NewOrleans #Superdome pic.twitter.com/RwMwsjFWSU

— Kelsey Davis (@KelseyDavisNews) September 21, 2021


Is the Superdome is on fire? pic.twitter.com/1OQPEWh4z8

— Scott Kushner (@ScottDKushner) September 21, 2021

The Superdome is on fire(?) pic.twitter.com/YkvAkEOINt

— Jono Barnes (@JonoBarnes) September 21, 2021

WOW! These were what the flames on the Dome roof looked like earlier! What we know >> https://t.co/Glbqd9r4Af pic.twitter.com/V8R5LtKWw5

— wdsu (@wdsu) September 21, 2021

Just took this. Appears it's out. pic.twitter.com/7s6FDdeaX4

— Todd Graffagnini (@NTGraff) September 21, 2021

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