A fire that started in a loudspeaker led to the basketball match between the Toronto Raptors and Indiana Pacers being interrupted on Sunday night.
Videos on social media show the fire that caused authorities to empty the arena of spectators with four minutes and five seconds left of the first half.
– Due to equipment problems, the fire chief requests that everyone leave the building quietly.
– There is no danger to safety, it said on the big screen in Scotiabank Arena.
At the break, the match was 66-38 in Toronto’s favor, and it ended with a home victory of 131-91.
The match was resumed without spectators present after the fire was brought under control.
– The match against the Pacers will be resumed without fans in the building. We apologize to all our fans who had left for the match tonight and we thank our fans for the support, it was stated in a statement from the team.
But the lack of backing did not stop the 2019 NBA champions from picking up a sure victory.
In addition to the victory, spectators can take comfort in the fact that they can get their tickets refunded within 30 days if they wish.