Off season work along the first base suite level at Fifth/Third Ballpark means much more work at the facility.
Plainfield Township's Fire Department told WOOD TV late Friday afternoon that a work crew using a space heater in a suite had a small fire and extinguished it. That group left the scene, returning to find the concourse in flames by late morning. "Fire alarms went off, they found that they had smoke in the building," Assistant Chief Steve McKellar said.
Around a dozen of the suites above the concourse were destroyed in the fire. The team held a media conference in the Stadium Club to say they'll rebuild and open for the season in April.