- 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.