PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich.—The Plainfield Township fire chief plans to discuss his department’s response to the Fifth Third Ballpark fire Monday night.
David Peterson is expected to present his fire response report to the Plainfield Township Board during its meeting, which begins at 7 p.m.
The fire on Jan. 3 started from a space heater used by construction workers. The flames destroyed one-third of the concourse on the first base side, as well as 11 to 12 skyboxes.
Firefighters encountered several issues while battling the blaze, including frozen water lines. Peterson said crews could only access two hydrants on the ballpark property and they had to use hundreds of yard of hose to access outlying hydrants.