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Fire breaks out at Nissan Stadium ahead of Tennessee Titans vs Indianapolis Colts NFL game

A pyrotechnic device caught fire in Nashville (Picture: Getty Images)

There were dramatic scenes at the Nissan Stadium on Sunday as a pyrotechnic device caught fire ahead of the Tennessee Titans vs Indianapolis Colts NFL clash in Nashville.

The machine which shoots flames into the sky for the players entrance malfunctioned and produced a large fire just before the match started.

Black smoke filled the air and a large ball of fire surrounded the device in worrying scenes in the 69-000-seater stadium.

However, staff were on hand quickly to get the situation in control with fire extinguishers and the start of the game was not even delayed.

Fire at Nissan Stadium
It was the machine that shoots out flames for the players entrance (Picture: Getty Images)

NFL reporters Mike Jones and Zak Keefer managed to get footage of the dramatic accident.

Titans pregame introduction flame machine malfunctioned shortly after the players took the field. They got the fire extinguished after a few minutes. No one was harmed. pic.twitter.com/2ciJDORWTn

— Mike Jones (@ByMikeJones) September 15, 2019

A speaker caught fire here at Nissan Stadium. This is not part of the pregame plan. pic.twitter.com/WvqLMdnQBv

— Zak Keefer (@zkeefer) September 15, 2019

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