Police investigating fireworks incident involving TFC and Fury fans


Toronto FC fans. (Aaron Harris/CP)

Ottawa police are investigating a fire that delayed Wednesday night’s Canadian Championship semifinal matchup between Toronto FC and the host Fury at TD Place Stadium in the country’s capital.

The soccer game was delayed briefly late in the second half when TFC supporters set off flares and smoke bombs that led to fires in the stands that eventually made their way onto the pitch before being extinguished by security.

Const. Chuck Benoit says the investigation is ongoing, no one is in custody and no charges have been laid.

Benoit says no injuries have been reported and investigators are still trying to identify those involved.

Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group says members of the TFC supporters group smuggled a "small quantity of fireworks into the stadium and ignited them during the second half of the match."

It says the perpetrators were ejected from the stadium.

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