Fire at Camp Randall sends 1 to hospital with ‘serious injuries’

Things took an ugly turn during the Wisconsin Badgers’ Camp Randall stadium renovation when a fire broke out at the stadium and one person was hospitalized.

One person has been taken to hospital for treatment of “serious injuries” after a fire at Camp Randall Stadium, according to an Associated Press report.

According to a statement released by the University of Wisconsin Athletics Department, the fire involved a “roof release” that happened at Camp Randall “during construction at the site of the South End Zone renovation.”

The worker’s name was not released, according to the Associated Press. The university statement said the worker was a contract worker.

Jake Kocorowski from the rivals network shared the press release on Twitter:

Wisconsin football: Camp Randall fire sends worker hospitalized

According to the statement, the fire was then extinguished by “non-emergency personnel” who were on site. The statement said the injured worker was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital for further treatment of his injuries.

What caused the fire is not clear at this time.

The incident is currently being investigated by police along with the company in charge of the renovation and the “subcontractors,” the university press release said. The statement said the construction company is offering assistance to the injured worker, as well as the worker’s family and colleagues.

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John Verrall

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