LSED/ASM Global considers Caesars Superdome damage ‘superficial’ in second statement

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This photo provided by NOLA Ready shows firefighters putting out a fire on the roof of New Orleans’ Superdome on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021 in New Orleans. The New Orleans Fire Department says it responded to a fire about 1 p.m. Tuesday on the roof. A short time later it appeared under control. (NOLA Ready via AP)

NEW ORLEANS (BRPROUD) — LSED/ASM Global has issued a second statement about the Caesars Superdome fire and the extent of damages.

Tuesday’s fire is not expected to cause cancellations in future events such as the New Orleans Saints football game scheduled for Oct. 3, according to LSED/ASM Global.

LSED/ASM Global states that initial assessments of the damage are considered “superficial” with no structural damage or impact made to the roof’s exterior. As for the interior of the Superdome, no smoke damage has been detected. Meanwhile, clean-up crews have been working since the fire was extinguished.

LSED/ASM Global said the fire remains under investigation but “it is believed to have been started by a pressure washing machine in the gutter system of the Superdome’s roof.” Additionally, the fire was contained to the Superdome’s gutter system and the roof received minor damages.

Superdome officials confirmed that a roofing contractor was the individual transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

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