A look at the area of the Jackie Robinson Rotunda...

A look at the area of the Jackie Robinson Rotunda at Citi Field on May 31, 2018, one day after a small fire caused minimal damage. Credit: Tim Healey

A day later, the only signs of a small fire inside Citi Field were several sheets of paper that warned: “WET PAINT.”

The Mets’ ballpark operations department fixed up the section of the Jackie Robinson Rotunda, one of the main entrances to Citi Field, with a fresh coat of paint on one of the fences near the Mets Hall of Fame and Museum by Thursday afternoon, hours before the start of the team’s home series against the Chicago Cubs. It was unclear whether there was any memorabilia in the display case that caught fire and was damaged. There was no visible damage in the Mets Hall of Fame and Museum.

Wednesday afternoon, while the Mets were in Atlanta, a display case caught fire. The stadium’s sprinkler system turned on and put out the fire, according to the FDNY.

The Mets said in a statement Wednesday that there was minimal, non-structural damage and no one was hurt. They were investigating the incident with the FDNY, but the cause has not been revealed.


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