A wire cam used at the British Open caught on fire
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A wire cam used at the British Open caught on fire

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It was rainy on Friday at the 2016 British Open, but that didn't stop a wire cam from catching fire at Royal Troon.

The folks at Sky Sports, who are handling the international broadcast for the Open, showed the wire cam catching fire during their second round telecast.


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The wire cam was located along the range, running up and down the length of the range to show some aerial shots of the players warming up. Now the camera is suspended in air by its wiring, unable to move. There's also another on the Postage Stamp eighth hole, the shortest hole in the Open rotation.

There's no word yet on if they'll be able to repair the wire cam or replace it with a new one in time for Saturday's third round.

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