The Toronto Raptors game against the visiting Indiana Pacers was suspended late in the first half due to a fire in Scotiabank Arena.
Fans were ordered to leave the building with 4:05 left in the first half, and the Raptors up 66-38.
Video showed one of the overhead speakers on fire.
A Raptors spokesperson described it as a “small electrical fire” above Section 103.
The Raptors-Pacers game has been suspended after a small electrical fire broke out in one of the speakers <br><br>Scotiabank Arena has been evacuated <a href=”https://t.co/Sju557Iqq0″>pic.twitter.com/Sju557Iqq0</a>
Several sections of fans behind one baseline were initially evacuated and the game continued, but several minutes later, after fire officials gathered with referees and teams on the court, the players headed to the locker-rooms.
Fans were instructed soon after to leave the building.
FIRE:<br>Scotiabank Arena<br>- reports of a speaker on fire at the <a href=”https://twitter.com/ScotiabankArena?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@ScotiabankArena</a><br>- police o/s<br>- <a href=”https://twitter.com/Toronto_Fire?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@Toronto_Fire</a> o/s – advised 2 alarm-fire, TFS requesting the arena be evacuated as a precaution<br>- no reported injuries<br>- potential road closures in the area<br>- expect delays<a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/GO565176?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#GO565176</a><br>^al
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