A spectacular fire broke out near Yankee Stadium early Wednesday morning which left 30 firefighters hurt. The burning Bronx building's rooftop is close enough to the centerfield scoreboard that it wouldn't be hard to see Curtis Granderson run down fly balls during a Yankees game from that vantage point.
More than 200 firefighters battled the six-alarm blaze which caused a portion of the roof to collapse.
The fire broke out at 12:15 a.m. Wednesday and the cause is still unknown.
Earlier in the evening, 44,975 fans were in the stadium watching CC Sabathia make his first start— after coming off the disabled list— against the Toronto Blue Jays to notch his 10th win of the season. The Yankees won, 6-1, after CC— who threw six strong innings— left the game to a standing ovation. Luckily, the game ended about two hours before the inferno began.
"The Bronx is Burning" may conjure up images of Billy Martin's turbulent Yankee teams in the '70's but— when people are hurt and more homeless— it takes on a new meaning.
A speedy recovery to all of them.