CINCINNATI -- One of the fireworks smokestacks at Great American Ball Park caught fire and spewed dark smoke for an inning on Friday night until firefighters extinguished it during a game between the San Francisco Giants and the Cincinnati Reds.
The Giants beat the Reds 10-2.
The game continued uninterrupted. Fans in two sections by the smokestacks were evacuated while firefighters extended a ladder from outside the ballpark and sprayed the fire.
"I felt sorry for the guy who had to go up there on a ladder," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "That's not a job I wanted. A scary moment for someone to go out there and actually look down that chimney."
One of the two riverboat smokestacks that shoot off celebratory flames and fireworks caught fire in the top of the sixth because of a malfunctioning propane valve.
A flame continued to flicker from the top of one of the smokestacks, giving off a dark smoke that drifted across the outfield as the game continued.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.