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Firefighters scramble to put out fire at Memorial Stadium near CPCC


TODAY. I AM HEADED OUT TO THE COMMUNITY RIGHT AFTER THIS BROADCAST. I HAVE ALSO BEEN IN CONTACT WITH MY SOURCES LOOKING MORE INTO THE TASK FORCE AND THE NEW INVESTIGATOR PROCESS FOR BOYS MAX IN CHARLOTTE. MY REPORT IS COMING UP TODAY STARTING AT 5 PM. TO ANOTHER BREAKING STORY. FLAMES AND SMOKE BEING SEEN POURING OUT A MEMORIAL STADIUM. THAT FACILITY IS BEING OVERHAULED AS PART OF A MULTIMILLION DOLLAR PROJECT. CHANNEL 9’S SUSANNA BLACK IS THERE LIVE. DO WE KNOW HOW THIS STARTED? Reporter: MEMORIAL STADIUM IS UNDERGOING SERIOUS WORK RIGHT NOW, $32 MILLION WORTH OF RENOVATIONS. IT WAS DURING SOME OF THAT WORK ON THE OLD PRESS BOX WHEN CREWS HAD A LIVE ELECTRICAL WIRE. THAT IS WHAT SPARKED THE FIRE. FIREFIGHTERS WERE ABLE TO GET IT UNDER CONTROL IN 18 MINUTES. THE OLD PRESS BOX IS GONE. THAT IS PARTLY BECAUSE OF THE FIRE BUT CREWS TO GO AHEAD AND FINISH KNOCKING IT ALL THE WAY DOWN. HERE IS VIDEO FROM CHOPPER 9 SKYZOOM. WE FLEW OVER AS THE FIRE WAS BURNING THIS MORNING. YOU CAN SEE THE FLAMES AND THICK CLOUDS OF SMOKE. CREWS ARE DOING DEMOLITION ON THE PRESSBOX. SOMEONE HIT THE WHITE ELECTRICAL WIRE. STUDENTS TELL ME THEY CAN SEE IT ALL OVER CENTRAL CAMPUS ON THE WEIGH IN. STUDENTS ARE BREATHING A SIGH OF RELIEF NOT OF NOW THAT IT IS UNDER CONTROL. IT WAS IN THE CONSTRUCTION AREA WHERE I THINK IT THEY ARE TRYING TO TEAR IT DOWN. IT IS NOT A PLACE THAT WILL AFFECT A LOT OF PEOPLE OR CHANGE. Reporter: I HAVE BEEN TALKING WITH CPCC TO TELL HOW STUDENTS AND STAFF WERE NOTIFIED AND HOW QUICKLY THEY

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