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Fire causes minor damage at Fenway Park

Fire causes minor damage at Fenway Park

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Fire causes minor damage at Fenway Park
The Red Sox are more than 1,000 miles away, but they had a small problem at home on Monday. A local Boston CBS affiliate reported that fire crews put out a small blaze at Fenway Park on Monday morning, which, according to a tweet by the Boston Fire Department, caused around $100,000 in damages.

The fire was apparently contained to a mail room in the second floor in the administrative office section of Fenway Park, the oldest of all Major League Baseball ballparks. Fenway Park was built in 1912, and it has been the oldest stadium still in use since the 1991 demolition of Comiskey Park.

Crews reportedly responded to the scene at around 11:26 a.m. ET, and no injures were reported. Most of the damage was attributed to smoke and water, which extended to the first floor.

The Red Sox will spend the rest of February and March at their Spring Training complex in Fort Myers, Fla. Their home opener at Fenway Park, which turns 100 this season, is scheduled for April 13 against the Rays.

Spencer Fordin is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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