A small fire broke out in the arena just over an hour before the start of WWE Raw event from the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati. The cause of the fire appeared to be a pyro malfunction near the stage, filling the arena with smoke.
The fire alarm went off, and people inside the arena were evacuated as a pre-caution. No one was injured in the accident, which was described as an “awesome, loud, frightening moment.”
WWE wrestlers have also tweeted that the Raw set got caught on fire.
Chris Jericho posted a Tout video of the incident with fire engine sirens blaring.
Zack Ryder tweeted,
The RAW set is on fire.
— Zack Ryder (@ZackRyder) July 30, 2012
Kofi Kingston also tweeted,
Well looks like we’re off to a hot start…
— Kofi Kingston (@TrueKofi) July 30, 2012
– WWE fans were allowed to re-enter the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio for tonight’s Raw show, only half-an-hour before the start of the event.
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Fans were evacuated earlier due to a fire that broke out on the Raw set.
– WWE issued out the following:
CINCINNATI – A fire at the U.S. Bank Arena has broken out at Monday Night Raw after the set caught fire during preparations for tonight’s show. No Superstars or WWE executives were hurt in the incident and the show will go on at 8/7 CT.