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NBA game suspended, Toronto arena evacuated amid fire

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An NBA game between the Toronto Raptors and the Indiana Pacers was suspended on Saturday night after a small electrical fire broke out in the arena, prompting evacuations in the facility.

The game, taking place in the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, was suspended around 8:20 p.m. but resumed at 9:30 p.m., The Associated Press reported.

According to the AP, the fire broke out from a speaker hanging above the stands in the arena.

Video on Twitter shows a small fire breaking out above the arena, but not spreading elsewhere.

Toronto Fire Services ordered a full evacuation of the building despite booing fans.

 

 

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