BREAKING NEWS: Fire in Tiger Stadium *Update*

Associate athletic director Herb Vincent confirmed there was in deed a fire in Tiger Stadium late Sunday afternoon. At 6:25 p.m., authorities were alerted to smoke coming from the south stadium area. A concession stand was reportedly destroyed.

The LSU Police Department received an alarm Sunday at 6:25 p.m. where police and the Fire Department responded to a fire inside Tiger Stadium. The fire was extinguished within 20 minutes with no injuries reported.

"It's still too early to determine the origin of the fire," said LSU Chief of Police Ricky Adams. "Too many times in the past we prematurely determined the origin, so we are going to conduct our investigation."

The fire is believed to have originated in an office beneath the stadium, and reached a concession stand located near Gate 1 on the south side of Tiger Stadium. Police and fire responded to the alarm within two minutes, and were able to put out the fire quickly. According to Adams, the concession stand was completely destroyed.

When asked if the fire could have been an electrical fire because of old wiring in the south side of the 82-year old facility, Senior Athletics Director Herb Vincent said it could be a possibility. Vincent also said the south side of the stadium is scheduled to undergo renovations following the 2006 football season.

No fire or smoke damage to the seating area of Tiger Stadium was evident.

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