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‘Now we’re in the clean-up phase.’

TV show taken off air as huge fire breaks out on set-Rishma Dosani-Entertainment – Metro

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The TV guide was thrown into chaos this morning after a fire broke out at ABC studios in New York, leading to multiple sets being evacuated.

The Tamron Hall Show was taken off air following the blaze behind the scenes, with the crew and studio audience forced to leave the building.

This caused a domino effect for other programs in the studios as the hosts of the View – Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin, Ana Navarro and Alyssa Farah Griffin – were briefly evacuated.

Tamron, who films her weekday show live from the Manhattan studios at 10am, released a short message to fans when she was able to return to her set, and explained that there was a grease fire in the kitchen.

‘Welcome to the show, I know things look a little different around here. I am, in fact, live in front of a black screen because we have had something that’s never happened in the five seasons of the Tamron Hall Show,’ the 53-year-old began. ‘We’re not able to air the show that was scheduled today.

‘Everybody is okay, let me start with that. That should be the first thing.’

Tamron Hall’s show was taken off air at the last minute (Picture: ABC)

Tamron appeared in front of a black screen to share news of the incident (Picture: ABC)

‘We had a grease fire in our kitchen,’ she continued as footage played out of fire engines lining the street, while people gathered on the pavement.

‘Our team reacted in incredible time while the extinguishers were going off. The team that puts together all of our shows with art, cooking, creative, were in the back when this incident happened.

‘Everyone is safe, we were able to evacuate out of our studio. Now we’re in the clean-up phase of the show.

‘To all of the firefighters who arrived on the scene, thank you so much.

Fire engines could be seen lining the street outside (Picture: ABC)

The host thanked everyone for their swift action (Picture: ABC)

‘To our audience who were remained calm and were excited – many of them flying in from around the country to see the show – thank you so much. Thank you to our team.’

Tamron ended the segment by sharing that the ‘show must go on’, before introducing a repeat of Monday’s special eclipse episode.

The View panel also addressed their dramatic start at the beginning of the show, walking out to the stage while Billy Joel’s We Didn’t Start The Fire played in the background.

‘This morning, we had to evacuate the studio because there was a fire that we did not start,’ Whoopi insisted.

‘We do not know who started it, we do not know what started it.’

Crews arrived on the scene just after 8:30 this morning, in response to an alert of a fire.

A spokesperson for the Fire Department of New York told Entertainment Weekly in a statement: ‘On arrival, units had discovered burnt food on the stove in the building.

‘FDNY handled this call with one engine and one ladder consisting of approximately 12 personnel. No injuries were reported.’

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