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Fire at Caesars Superdome believed to have been caused by pressure washer

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Posted at 12:56 PM, Sep 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-21 15:52:23-04

A fire on the roof of the Caesars Superdome is now under control, according to fire officials.

In a statement on Tuesday, LSED and ASM Global said that the fire, upon further investigation, appeared to have been caused by a pressure washer being used to clean the roof.

They said that damage to the structure was still being assessed.

See their full statement below:

This afternoon a fire occurred on the exterior of the Caesars Superdome in the gutter tub of the roof. NOFD and venue first responders were dispatched immediately and extinguished the fire. Upon further investigation it appears that a pressure washer being used to clean the roof caught fire. Damage is still being assessed.

The image below is of the fire Tuesday afternoon.

The paper reports that crews were power washing the 10-acre roof on Monday to prepare it to be painted.

The New Orleans Fire Department confirmed to that they were responding to a 2-alarm fire on the roof of the Superdome.

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