Fenway Park Fire

Published: February 28, 2012

Fenway Park Fire, Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, turns 100 years old on April 20.The historic ballpark got a minor scare when a small fire was discovered in the administrative offices around 11:30 a.m. ET on Monday.

The Boston Fire Department responded to find a fire burning inside the mailroom on the second floor of 4 Yawkey Way, said BFD spokesperson Steve MacDonald.

Fire officiale estimated the fire caused $100,000 in damages due mostly to smoke and water. Some archived Red Sox photos could have been damaged, according to the Boston Herald.

The cause of the fire was an electrical shortagenear a light fixture.

Fenway Park has battled fires before. In January 1934, a major blaze damaged much of the ballpark and surrounding buildings when the canvas roofing caught fire. Damage was $250,000. The park was rebuilt in time for opening day in April.


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