A fire on Sunday morning in Northwest Washington, D.C., damaged studies for Fox News, C-SPAN and MSNBC, and forced "Fox News Sunday" to move its broadcast to a locally affiliated study.
D.C. Four and EMS tweeted that an electric fire broke out in the 8th floor television studio, but no one was hurt.
Steve Scully, the political editor of C-SPAN, tweeted shortly after 7am, as Fox News and C-SPAN studios lasted "extensive damage" and MSNBC's study took on "extensive smoke and water damage."
̵1; DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) January 20, 2019
The latest @cspanwj @cspan extensive damage to 8th floor in 400 northern capitol. @FoxNewsSunday moved to WTTG Fox 5. @ MSNBC studies with extensive smoke and water damage due to electric fire is this pic.twitter.com/0JBhuPgq3q  – Steve Scully (@SteveScully) January 20, 2019
"Fox News Sunday" anchor Chris Wallace addressed the fire at the start of Sunday's program.
"If things look a little different here today it is due to the fact that we had fire – yes a fire – in our building on North Capitol Street, and then we're past our amazing affiliate WTTG," Wallace said.
"We may not have much of the bells and whistles we usually have, but just take some time to travel and not be back in the 1950s and you will feel very comfortable with it , "he shot.
Wallace noted the change in the room several times throughout the broadcast. He thanked Vice President Pence for accommodating the change on the spot of his interview and at one point noted that they did not have a video clip of Pence's comments last week about ISIS.
C-SPAN tweeted at 11 o'clock that it had returned
. @ cspan operations including live @ cspanwj and @ cspanradio were interrupted this morning by an emergency alarm. @dcfireems turned off an electric fire 2 floors over our study. All C-SPAN employees are safe and we have returned to normal program operations. pic.twitter.com/cboBsP0cyK
– CSPAN (@cspan) January 20, 2019
Updated at. 11:09