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AUDIO: Fire damages Fifth Third Ballpark in Grand Rapids

Fire at Fifth Third Ballpark in Comstock Park, Michigan on Jan. 3, 2014 (photo courtesy John Gonzalez)
Fire at Fifth Third Ballpark in Comstock Park, Michigan on Jan. 3, 2014 (photo courtesy John Gonzalez)
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GRAND RAPIDS, MI (WTVB) - Heavy damage was reported today to a portion of Fifth Third Ballpark north of Grand Rapids.  The home of the Single-A West Michigan Whitecaps caught fire around 11 a.m. today reportedly in the suite level along the first-base line.  Smoke from the blaze could be seen from miles away. No injuries were reported and at last word, the cause of the fire was unknown.

The stadium opened in 1994 and has been expanded several times since.  The Whitecaps are the Midwest League affiliate of the Detroit Tigers.

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