Fenway Park Suffers Fire Damage From Electrical Light Fixture

Fenway Park suffered about $100,000 in damage after a fire broke out near the administration offices on Monday.

Fire Department spokesperson Steve MacDonald said that the blaze started in a mailroom on the second floor building in Fenway Park. He estimated the cost of damages afterwards where mostly due to smoke and water.

The Boston Herald reported among the damage some archived Red Sox photo’s may have been lost.

The cause of the blaze was determined to be an electrical short from a light fixture.

Fenway opened in April of 1912 and once suffered a more severe fire when its roof caught fire in the beginning of 1934, causing over $250,000 in damage at the time. The stadium was renovated and still opened on time for the years baseball season.

Fenway is currently the oldest in-use venue in all sports. The stadium can seat just over 37,000 fans and as of the beginning of the 2011 season had 631 consecutive sellouts, the most in MLB history.

Also in 1934, the still to this day, a hand operated score board was added to the outfield wall. The most recognizable feature of the ball park may be it’s 37 foot left field wall called, “The Green Monster.”

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