WASHINGTON, DC. (THECOUNT) — A fire Sunday morning in Northwest Washington, D.C., damaged studios for Fox News, forcing “Fox News Sunday” to relocate its broadcast to a local affiliate’s studio, thehill is reporting.
“Fox News Sunday” anchor Chris Wallace addressed the fire to kick off his popular Sunday’s program saying the fire forced him and his crew to abruptly move to another location for broadcast.
“If things look a little bit different here today that’s because of the fact that we had a fire — yes, a fire — in our building on North Capitol Street, and so we’re over at our wonderful affiliate WTTG,” Wallace said.
The fire also shuttered C-SPAN and MSNBC, who all share the same address.
D.C. Fire and EMS tweeted that an electrical fire broke out in the 8th floor television studio but nobody was injured.
Steve Scully, the political editor for C-SPAN, tweeted shortly after 7 a.m. that the Fox News and C-SPAN studios sustained “extensive damage,” and MSNBC’s studio took on “extensive smoke and water damage.” source
“We may not have a lot of the bells and whistles we normally have, but just take a little time travel and pretend you’re back in the 1950s and you’ll feel very comfortable about that,” Wallace concluded.
Vice President Pence was at the last minute forces to traveling to the relocated studio for his interview.
C-SPAN tweeted about 11 a.m. that it had returned to normal operations.
.@cspan operations including live @cspanwj and @cspanradio were interrupted this morning by an emergency alarm. @dcfireems extinguished an electrical fire 2 floors above our studio . All C-SPAN employees are safe and we’ve returned to normal program operations. pic.twitter.com/cboBsP0cyK
— CSPAN (@cspan) January 20, 2019