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Fire Evacuates MSNBC Studio

8/08/2001 4:12 AM Eastern

A small fire at MSNBC's Secaucus, N.J., headquarters forced the network to
evacuate its studio and cut to taped programming at about 10 a.m. Wednesday.

The fire was 'centered around one of the outlets on one of our projectors,'
MSNBC spokesman Mark O'Connor said. The projectors are part of the network's
overhead cameras, he added.

MSNBC workers were able to put out the fire before the Secaucus Fire
Department arrived, O'Connor said.

MSNBC -- which had cut from live news programming to a taped episode of
Time and Again after the fire occurred -- expected to return to live
programming 'momentarily,' O'Connor said at 10:45 a.m.

No one was injured, he added.

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