- WWE has posted coverage of the Raw set catching on fire at the US Bank Arena. Below is their report:
From dot com (story link):
CINCINNATI – During rehearsal for tonight’s Monday Night Raw at the US Bank Arena in Cincinnati, there was a minor incident involving the show’s pyrotechnics. As a precaution, the limited number of people in the building during the incident were successfully evacuated, and the fire marshal has given a safety clearance for the show to proceed as scheduled at 8/7pm CT . There were no injuries.
- Fox 19 out of Cincinnati posted the following report:
From Fox 19 (story link):
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) – US Bank Arena is being evacuated for a fire on the stage at the WWE Raw SuperShow on Monday night.
The small fire broke out around 6:30 p.m. It is believed pyrotechnic effects went wrong. Everyone is being evacuated at this time.
FOX19 has a crew on the scene and will give updated information as soon as it becomes available.
- TMZ picked up on the story and posted the following:
From TMZ (story link):
DO YOU SMELLLLLLL …. something burning?
TMZ has learned … the Cincinnati Fire Department raced to the US Bank Arena moments ago after a fire broke out on the stage at WWE rehearsals for tonight’s “Monday Night Raw.”
A rep for the WWE tells us the fire began due to a “minor incident involving the show’s pyrotechnics” … and as a precaution, the “limited number of people in the building during the incident were successfully evacuated.”
The rep tells us no one was injured in the blaze … and there was no major damage to the arena. We’re told the fire marshal has since inspected the damage and gave the all-clear for WWE to proceed with tonight’s event.
Thanks to Wrestling News World readers Logan Walker and Nails and Angel for their help with this information.