Fireworks blamed for small fire on Mercedes-Benz Stadium roof

A fireworks show sparked a small fire at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Saturday night, June 18, 2022. (AJC file photo)

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A fireworks show sparked a small fire at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Saturday night, June 18, 2022. (AJC file photo)

A nearby fireworks show sparked a small fire at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Saturday night, according to Atlanta fire officials.

Fire crews were called to the stadium around 9 p.m. after a fire inspector, who was on standby at the stadium, noticed some smoke and flames coming from the roof line of the stadium’s north side, according to a fire department news release.

The fire started when a firework struck an exterior gutter, the department said.

An outside section of the stadium was blocked off by Atlanta fire crews as they worked to extinguish the fire on the stadium’s roof, Channel 2 Action News reported.

An aerial ladder was brought in to put the fire out quickly. No injuries were reported.