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Atlanta put some pyrotechnics on its big screen in center field, but neglected to remember that fireworks are not only pretty, but very hot, too. A spokesperson for the Braves confirmed to the local NBC affiliate that the mishap really did happen during the team's home opener Tuesday, adding that the flag is made of flame-retardant material so it didn't burn for too long.
ATLANTA, Ga-- The Braves are reworking their pyrotechnics after a mishap at the home opener caught an American flag on fire.
One of the pyrotechnics flew at the flag and lit it on fire.