(UPDATE) Fire broke out at the ABS-CBN compound on Tuesday morning, halting broadcast for more than three hours while employees fled the building, ABS-CBN News said. No one was hurt in the incident.
Smoke was detected at the third floor of the main building around 7 a.m. after an electrical outlet at the Knowledge Channel office caught fire, ABS-CBN News said in a report.
Sprinklers went off which helped contained the fire, reporter Lyza Aquino said, citing the company's head of safety and events risk management department. By 10:30 a.m., live programs were back on air.
A desktop computer and unused computer servers were damaged in the fire, said Aquino.
ABS-CBN News anchor Jeff Canoy, who was hosting TeleRadyo's Sakto, apologized in a tweet as they cut short the morning show to evacuate after smoke alarms went off.
Mike Navallo, who was in the middle of an interview with the father of Indonesian death row prisoner Mary Jane Veloso, also cited the fire as reason to cut short their exchange short.