Fire ravages Corinth Little League clubhouse

April 20, 2018 07:30 PM

CORINTH - America's pastime took a hit in Corinth Friday morning. A fire ripped through the Corinth Little League clubhouse. A passerby called 911 around 7 a.m.

A board member tells NewsChannel 13 that fire investigators believe an electrical issue caused the fire. 

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Fortunately, most of the uniforms had already been distributed, but the ones still inside the clubhouse are gone -- as is all of the equipment and records. Also, about $800 in concessions are now unusable. 

Two-hundred children signed up to play softball and baseball in Corinth this year and the fire won't affect next Saturday's opening day festivities.

"We're gonna have opening day. It's the community,  the outpouring. The phones have been blowing up. Everyone in this community is here to help us," explained Corinth Little League Board member Mike Briner.

The opening day parade is scheduled for 11 a.m. on April 28.  Games begin immediately after at Briner Field.

Contractors were on site assessing the damage just hours after the fire was out and the plan is to rebuild the clubhouse by the end of the season.


WNYT Staff

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