Fire at American Broadcasting Company's New York studios

Monday, May 28, 2007

A fire broke out in the WABC-TV studios at 66th Street and Columbus Avenue in New York, New York. It started at around 11pm EDT Sunday evening, and caused programming to be suspended for over two hours. The New York Fire Department has put out the fire, which is described as minor.

A witness says that a light bulb had set a curtain on fire just before the 11 o'clock news. News anchor Joe Torres said he heard "a light bulb blow with a loud bang". Moments later, the studio was evacuated.There were no injuries reported, but there was significant smoke and water damage to the studio.