Baseball field was topped with gasoline and went on FIRE in an attempt to dry it out faster – and could cost high school more than $ 50,000 to repair
- The rain in the night drenched the playing field of high school baseball team Ridgefield
- The field was topped with gasoline and set on fire to dry out the playing field
- The image shows how the field burns up while someone tries to play it away with dirt
- A team for the disposal of hazardous waste began to dig up the gas-soaked soil on Sunday
- The damage can cost more than $ 50,000 to repair, including land renewal
- Authorities are investigating, although it remains unclear who hatched the plan
A high school baseball field that was doused in gas and burned in an attempt to dry it out faster would cost more than $ 50,000 to repair, the authorities say.
A shocking video shows Ciuccoli Field on fire for a game against local rivals, as a reported 100 people full of horror watched the plan with the hare.
The footage, filmed in Ridgefield, Connecticut, shows the field being set on fire while a man throws dirt on the flames in an attempt to extinguish the fire.
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A baseball field that was doused in gas and set on fire in an attempt to dry it out would cost more than $ 50,000 to repair, the authorities say. Shocking video captures the moment when the field lights up with a blaze, while about 100 people are horrified by the hasty plan
The high school baseball team was planning to host local rivals Amity on the field.
& # 39; It had rained the night before there was a scheduled baseball game & # 39 ;, said Captain Shawn Platt.
Someone thought it would be a good idea to warm up the field in time for Ridgefield and Amity Regional to play a ball.
It remains unclear whose idea it was to flare the playing field, Platt said, adding: & # 39; We don't know for sure. It is an active investigation into who has instructed, if someone has instructed. & # 39;
First selector Rudy Marconi told the News Times that 75 to 100 people watched it happen.
& # 39; It looks like it costs $ 50,000 and could be even higher & # 39 ;, Marconi said Sunday evening.
& # 39; It doesn't seem like much, but it's a very, very expensive process. & # 39;
Marconi, however, could not determine who had lit the fire.
The footage, filmed in Ridgefield, Connecticut, shows the field that is scorched while a man throws dirt on the flames in an attempt to extinguish the fire
& # 39; They collected quite a bit of evidence yesterday. Whether or not someone is accused is the decision of the police station.
& # 39; There were many witnesses & # 39 ;, he added. & # 39; I don't know how they lit it, but it could be on one of the mobile video clips.
Employees of the Ministry of Energy and Environmental Protection responded.
A team for the disposal of hazardous waste began to dig up the soil soaked in gasoline on Sunday.
Neighbors beat the bewildering decision.
& # 39; By now everyone knows that you don't pour gas on the floor. You think everyone knows, & Phil told Ridgefield News10.
It is not the first time that someone has been kicked in hot water to dry out a field.
A coach was suspended in Utah after flooding an area in gasoline, which again required a fire department and hazard response.