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American Flag Catches Fire At Atlanta Braves' Home Opener

O'er the land of the free, and Turner Field, the home of the Braves.

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Braves Spokesperson Beth Marshall told 11Alive News it happened because of new pyrotechnics. For the first time, they put pyrotechnics on Braves Vision (that's the large HD screen). One of the pyrotechnics flew at the flag and lit it on fire. Marshall said the material of the flag is flame retardant, so it went out on its own.
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From another angle, we can see the flag was not fully engulfed in flames.

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However, another photo uploaded last night showed signs of damage to the flag.

The fireworks at the @Braves home opener just burned holes in the American flag. Can we please plan better next time?

Matt Bosch@mgbosch

The fireworks at the @Braves home opener just burned holes in the American flag. Can we please plan better next time?

07:09 PM - 8 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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