Detroit Lions: Fire breaks out near locker rooms at Ford Field after Atlanta Falcons game


Sept. 25 (UPI) — A food warmer was filled with flames Sunday after the Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons game at Ford Field.

Evan Jankens of 97.1 The Ticket filmed a video of the fire from somewhere inside the stadium.

In the video, he pans over to look at the Lions players entering the depths of the stadium before turning toward commotion near a food warmer. A stadium employee opens up the smoking appliance to find all of the food engulfed in flames.

Smoke filled the hallways and entrances to both locker room, according to CBS Detroit.

The employee touches the interior of the food warmer with her bare hands before closing the doors. She doesn’t appear to be in any sort of noticeable panic or pain. Stadium staff eventually put the fire out, according to

The Lions (2-1) were extinguished by the Falcons 30-26 Sunday. Detroit lost in heartbreaking fashion. Wide receiver Golden Tate appeared to score the game-winning touchdown after a short catch as time expired. Referees originally ruled the play to be a score, but after a review found that Tate’s knee was down before he crossed the scoring line, the touchdown was overturned. The Lions were not given another chance to score as the clock ran out.

Detroit made a joke about the situation after the game on Twitter. The Lions responded to a tweet about the fire by saying: “Yeah, we’re pretty heated about how this one ended.”

The Lions face the Minnesota Vikings Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium in an NFC North clash.


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