Kitchen fire at Target Field causes water damage

  • Updated: June 14, 2010 - 9:06 AM

Minneapolis fire crews were busy mopping up at Target Field late Sunday after a small kitchen fire caused sprinklers to go off.

There was no game in progress, but dozens of people were there for Justin Morneau's annual "Casino Night," a fundraiser for the Arthritis Foundation.

Twins spokesman Kevin Smith calls the damage minor. He says it will be cleaned up Monday, and there should be no disruption to Tuesday's game.

Firefighters were called to the ballpark shortly before 11 p.m. after a gas-powered pressure washer started a fire in a kitchen on the club level, according to Assistant Chief Cherie Penn.

Penn said the sprinklers quickly extinguished the blaze but left a mess. Penn said it was unclear how the fire started. Crews were working with Target Field personnel around midnight to mop up. "They said it was a lot of water damage," Penn said.

JENNIFER BJORHUS and ASSOCIATED PRESS

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