Electrical issue causes small fire in rafters during Raptors-Thunder game
From NBA Twitter and media reports
Wednesday’s game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Toronto Raptors was briefly interrupted late in the third quarter after an electrical issue created smoke and a small fire in the rafters of Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Per the Thunder, at least one bulb blew out in what the PA announcer described as a “small electrical issue above the catwalk.” The teams continued play despite the disturbance.
There is a fire in the building… and it smells BAAAAAD… Game has been stopped in the 3rd pic.twitter.com/8cyKO805Gj
— Curtis Fitzpatrick (@cfitzfox) December 28, 2017
I believe a ceiling light just blew out in Chesapeake Energy Arena above Section 104. Some fans are exiting. Sounded like a couple of pop. "Small electrical issue above the catwalk," says the announcer. Game stopped at 4:12 in the third, Thunder 89-80.
— Erik Horne (@ErikkHorne) December 28, 2017
"Small electrical issue on the catwalk" is how they put it on the PA. It is "under control."
— Brett Dawson (@BDawsonWrites) December 28, 2017
No one seems to be evacuating. It's small up top. Just announced on the PA that it is "under control."
— Fred Katz (@FredKatz) December 28, 2017