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High school sets field on fire to dry it out

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Posted at 9:11 PM, Apr 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-08 22:11:51-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A high school in Connecticut is having to excavate its baseball field after they set it on fire, hoping to dry it out faster.

The baseball game was delayed Saturday because of wet field conditions.

A Facebook post from the city says 24 gallons of gasoline was poured on the field and set on fire in hopes of drying the field.

Firefighters were called and helped put it out.

The field will be excavated and fresh, clean soil will be added.