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Rio Tinto Stadium fire: Shocking images show plumes of black smoke after a building in front of the venue burst into flames

SHOCKING images show plumes of black smoke falling over a football stadium on Saturday night after a nearby building caught fire.

Frightened fans shared pictures and videos on social media after the smoke worsened and continued to spread to the crowd at Rio Tinto Stadium.

Rio Tinto Stadium on Saturday night

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Rio Tinto Stadium on Saturday nightPhoto credit: Twitter
Fans were shocked by the smoke

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Fans were shocked by the smokePhoto credit: Twitter
Images of the fire were shared on social media

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Images of the fire were shared on social mediaPhoto credit: Twitter

The venue was packed for a game between Real Salt Lake and Columbus Crew.

The smoke was coming from a commercial building that had caught fire near the stadium in Sandy, Utah, Fox 13 reported.

“Update on the smoke behind the RioT burning At Home Warehouse on 9000 currently,” Real Salt Lake FC tweeted.

“It’s the shop behind the home shop. The fire brigade is on site and has tamed the fire.”

Fans had also reported hearing a loud bang before the fire broke out.

The fire reportedly had no impact on the game.

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