- Mile High Stadium was on fire Thursday afternoon
- It prompted everyone to post the same Russell Wilson comment on social media
- Read more NFL news here
There was a surprising disturbance on Thursday afternoon inside of Denver’s Mile High Stadium.
Firefighters had to be called to put out some rather large flames inside of the Broncos’ home venue. The cause of the blaze is still unknown, though the crews were able to successfully evacuate bystanders before extinguishing the fire. There were no injuries reported.
A small fire that occurred in a construction zone near the East Club Lounge at Empower Field at Mile High has been contained by @Denver_Fire.
That area of the stadium was quickly evacuated as a precaution and there were no injuries sustained.
— Empower Field at Mile High (@EmpowerField) March 24, 2022
Fire now under control at Mile high Stadium. Sprinklers attempted to stop the fire, but firefighters were needed to complete extinguishment. Heavy fire & smoke was found on our arrival media briefing to take place at 3:00 p.m. on east side of stadium. @DenSafetyDept @CityofDenver pic.twitter.com/7AjPg1x1AN
— Denver Fire Department (@Denver_Fire) March 24, 2022
Smoke could be seen from outside the stadium as passersby took a moment to film the scene from the interstate. Thankfully, the fire was able to be put out before anything got out of control.
Broncos' Mile High Stadium caught fire in a construction zone today; no injuries reported and fire has been extinguished
— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) March 24, 2022
Why does it look like the stadium is burning? pic.twitter.com/e73GJgqEwf
— Laura Thornton (@mommy2inspire) March 24, 2022
With the flames doused and no injuries reported, fans took to social media to post the same comment. It circles around new signal caller Russell Wilson and a quote that dates back to the 2019 season.
Social Media Reacts To Mile High Fire With Same Russell Wilson Post
Russell Wilson joined the Denver Broncos roster this offseason after being traded away from Seattle. The All-Pro passer has fans excited for the upcoming campaign, but this recent incident has caused social media users to ask one simple question.
“Did the Broncos let Russ cook a little too early?”
The saying goes back to Wilson’s 2019 season with the Seahawks. In a Week 3 loss to New Orleans, one viewer tweeted out the phrase, “Let Russ cook.”
In other words, give the quarterback more control of the offense.
The post took off, so much so that Wilson even trademarked the phrase the following season. With the recent fire at Mile High, fans are jokingly saying that the passer’s new team may have let him do that a bit too early.
@PFF_AustinGayle is Mile High stadium catching on fire and the subsequent "let Russ cook" Jokes the new Josh Allen sacking Josh Allen joke
— Doug Fetrow (@dfetrow56) March 24, 2022
Russ is already cookin in Mile High😮💨🔥 pic.twitter.com/UamkUJPXDW
— Sammy (@sammy______G) March 24, 2022
Mile High fire is out with no apparent injuries so feel free to drop that “Let Russ cook” or “The smoke means we have a new owner/WB” joke that no one else has made yet. https://t.co/f5LvYEB7wD
— Kyle Clark (@KyleClark) March 24, 2022
Dare I say…. Let Russ cook?
— Nik (@SeahawksNik) March 24, 2022
Russ not used to cooking at altitude
— Kolton Lehman (@kaptainkt) March 24, 2022
This is why you can't let Russell Wilson cook smh pic.twitter.com/4o4zN7sdeu
— RJ Contreras (@RJ_Contreras) March 24, 2022
Is this why the Seahawks didn’t let Russ cook? 🤣
Joke aside. Hopefully no one got hurt 🙏🏽
— 🅿️J Juan Jr. (@pjjuanjr) March 24, 2022
Found the cause pic.twitter.com/wc5NAAQwIF
— Reed Strong, CFP offseason natty committee chair (@ReedStrongAlt) March 24, 2022
“let Russ cook”
— Atef (@AboutToRatioU) March 24, 2022
Thankfully, no one was hurt. Russ and the Broncos will try to set a fire on the field this upcoming season.