Fire Breaks Out at Senior League World Series Opening Ceremony 

This year represents the 50th anniversary of the Senior League World Series. For the past nine years, Mansfield Stadium in Bangor has been the home for the series. And not once in those nine years have they seen something like tonight.The opening ceremony began without a hitch. An estimated 1200 people filled Mansfield Stadium as teams from all over the world were introduced. After the introductions, came the fireworks. As the show was finishing up, you can see in the lower right, a small fire burning outside the right field wall. It then took off on a couple trees. Firefighters were not present at the time so Mansfield’s groundscrew put out the fire using fire extinguishers. Nobody was hurt and the only damage was to a few pine trees.