Baseball field was doused in gasoline and set on fire in an effort to dry it out faster

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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The Ridgefield baseball diamond is on fire

The Ridgefield baseball diamond is on fire

The Ridgefield baseball diamond is on fire

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.

A team for the disposal of hazardous waste began to dig up the soil soaked in gasoline on Sunday

A team for the disposal of hazardous waste began to dig up the soil soaked in gasoline on Sunday

A team for the disposal of hazardous waste began to dig up the soil soaked in gasoline on Sunday

A team for the disposal of hazardous waste began to dig up the soil soaked in gasoline on Sunday

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.

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