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VIDEO: Dynamic drone footage of Superdome roof fire damage


NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – A fire atop the Caesars Superdome – believed to have been caused by pressure washing equipment used to clean the roof – will apparently not result in any further changes to the Saints’ already delayed home opening New Orleans on October 3.

Tuesday’s blaze, which sent around 70 workers rushing for exits as the flames blazed for nearly 30 minutes before being put out by New Orleans firefighters, could be seen miles away then as smoke billowed from the gutter of the massive domed roof.

Sam Packnett of WGNO captured a bird’s eye view of the damage caused by the outdoor fire with dynamic drone footage hours after the fire was extinguished.

According to Superdome ownership group ASM Global, there should be no more disruptions with the Saints calendar, which was changed following the impact of Hurricane Ida on August 29.

As final evaluations continue, the Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District (LSED), as well as the management company of the Superdome, ASM Global, do not believe the fire will have an impact or force the cancellation of future events, including the New Orleans Saints football game on October 3.

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