WATCH: Raptors v Pacers match delayed by speaker fire, resumes without fans in arena

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You don’t see that every night. On Saturday, the Raptors’ game against the Indiana Pacers at Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena was postponed for a considerable time due to a loudspeaker that caught fire. All fans present were therefore asked to leave the arena. The evacuation was a precautionary measure as there was no immediate risk to fans in the arena, Raptors broadcaster Herbie Kuhn said.

The stoppage came in the second quarter of the game with the Raptors leading the Pacers 66-38, and lasted for the better part of an hour. The action on the field eventually resumed, but fans were no longer allowed to enter the arena. the birds of prey released the following statement: about the situation:

Scotiabank Arena has been cleared up. The game against the Pacers resumes without fans in the building. Tickets are refunded within 30 days. We apologize to all our fans who made it to the game tonight and thank our fans for their continued support.

The situation was unique, and it was probably quite irritating for the fans who went to the game and had to leave early. At least they get money back. And in the end, the fact that no one got hurt is the most important thing. You can’t blame the Raptors or the arena for caution.

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