The Superdome Roof Caught Fire And The Image Of One Man’s Attempt To Extinguish It Proves We Are Ill-Prepared For Nature’s Wrath

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The home of the New Orleans Saints caught fire Tuesday afternoon, causing massive clouds of black smoke to saturate the air for nearly 15 minutes before workers used high-powered pressure washers to extinguish it.

The visual of the one stadium worker appearing to soak the fire with a garden hose from 200 yards away is a microcosm of how inferior we are in the face of nature’s wrath.


Fox 8 Saints reporter Jeff Duncan said the fire appeared to have started in the β€œgutter tub” on the roof, with EMS spokesman Jonathan Fourcade claiming one worker is being attended to at the University Medical Center for minor burns. No one else was injured.

Doug Thorton, the vice president of stadiums for ASM Global which manages the Superdome, claims there the fire did not threaten the integrity of the building and crews are currently conducting a full assessment of the damage.

The Saints have been away from New Orleans since Hurricane Ida ravaged the city. The team is set to return for their home opener in Week 4 against the New York Giants, October 3.

Since no one was seriously injured, I permit you to laugh.