There was a grass fire on the new football practice field at Carter-Finley Stadium. A blow torch left on the field by some contract workers ignited the flames.
The workers tried to put the fire out, but it spread, causing some $6,000 in damage to equipment on the field. Heavy smoke from the flames clogged traffic for a bit, and the smell of smoke wafted over Wade Avenue near the RBC Center. But the fire was put out, and everything got back to normal.
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