Fire erupts on Tennessee Titans field before NFL game when a pyrotechnics device malfunctioned

  • Sunday's game between the Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans got off to a fiery start.
  • A piece of the pyro equipment erupted in flames during the pregame ceremonies.
  • The fire was extinguished by a stadium employee and the game was able to begin on time without further incident.
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Sunday's game between the Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans got off to a hotter than expected start due to a pyrotechnic snafu during the pregame ceremonies.

A piece of pyro equipment erupted into flames just ahead of the national anthem at Nissan Stadium, making for a wild scene on the field.

The fire would be extinguished by a stadium employee, and the game would start on time without further incident.

Here is a view of the aftermath.

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Sep 15, 2019; Nashville, TN, USA; Crews work to fix parts of the sidelines after a fire on the field from pregame pyrotechnics before a game between the Tennessee Titans and Indianapolis Colts at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
A pyrotechnic accident lights a part of the field on fire before an NFL football game between the Tennessee Titans and the Indianapolis Colts, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (Austin Anthony/Daily News via AP)
A fire from a pyrotechnics machine burns on the field before an NFL football game between the Tennessee Titans and the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/James Kenney)
A fire from a pyrotechnics machine burns on the field before an NFL football game between the Tennessee Titans and the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/James Kenney)
A fire from a pyrotechnics machine is extinguished before an NFL football game between the Tennessee Titans and the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 15: A failed pyrotechnic device burst into flames before the game between the Tennessee Titans and the Indianapolis Colts at Nissan Stadium on September 15, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. Indianapolis defeats Tennessee 19-17. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 15: A failed pyrotechnic device bursts into flames before the game between the Tennessee Titans and the Indianapolis Colts at Nissan Stadium on September 15, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 15: Fans back up from the lower rows of seating as crews work to extinguish a failed pyrotechnic that burst into flames before the game between the Tennessee Titans and the Indianapolis Colts at Nissan Stadium on September 15, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. Indianapolis defeats Tennessee 19-17. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 15: A failed pyrotechnic device bursts into flames before the game between the Tennessee Titans and the Indianapolis Colts at Nissan Stadium on September 15, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 15: Detail view of charred section of sideline following a failed pyrotechnic device that burst into flames before the game between the Tennessee Titans and the Indianapolis Colts at Nissan Stadium on September 15, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
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