NFL field catches fire during pyrotechnics display delaying start of game

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CBS Sports

The start of the St. Louis Rams game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis was delayed when pyrotechnics during player introductions set the turf on fire.

The incident came as the Rams players were running on to the field. In this clip, via CBS, the turf fire can be seen on the bottom-right portion of the screen.

The fire was quickly extinguished. However, the turf needed to be treated and the water sucked off the playing surface.

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CBS Sports

The game eventually started after a 25-minute delay.

Here is a photo of the fire provided by the NFL Network.

Here’s a photo of the turf that was on fire due to pyrotechnics before the start of the #PITvsSTL game pic.twitter.com/gQy9qBt5iK

– NFL Network (@nflnetwork) September 27, 2015