PONTIAC (AP) – Authorities say a fire that burned the press box area of the decaying Pontiac Silverdome in suburban Detroit has been extinguished.
No injuries were reported at the former home of the Detroit Lions.READ MORE: Detroit Teen Shot In Head, Critically Injured
The Oakland Press of Pontiac reports crews from the Waterford Regional Fire Department responded Tuesday morning to the fire, which appeared to have been burning through the night and was discovered by security for the facility.
The cause of the fire was under investigation. Assistant Fire Chief Matt Covey says it was the first fire reported at the stadium since 2012.READ MORE: Contract Talks To Resume At Kellogg's Amid Cereal Strike
The Silverdome opened in 1975, north of Detroit. The Lions played there until 2002, and the Detroit Pistons spent a decade in the stadium.
Officials last year announced that the Silverdome would be demolished.MORE NEWS: Michigan Senate Approves End To Tax On Menstrual Products
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