‘BBC News’ shuts down after studio evacuated due to fire alarm

The channel issued an apology to viewers.

A BBC News airing on a channel was forced off the air on Tuesday morning as the live broadcast was cut short by a sudden evacuation. The morning briefing for BBC North East and Cumbria was about to begin when the building’s fire alarm went off, interfering with the broadcast. The news agency also posted an apology and explanation to its Look North viewers on social media.

“Apologies to our Look North viewers. The fire alarm went off just before our last breakfast bulletin, which forced us to evacuate the building. We will be back at 1:30 p.m. with Look North at the lunch time.” BBC confirmed the news on Twitter.

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A BBC A viewer of the program wrote in response to the social media update: “Hope all is well. We were wondering what happened.”

According Birmingham liveBBC North East and Cumbria is one of BBC‘s English regions, covering Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside, Gateshead, South Tyneside, Sunderland City, County Durham, Northumberland and most of North Yorkshire and Cumbria.

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“It is headquartered at the Broadcasting Centre, Spital Tongues, Newcastle upon Tyne.”

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