BBC Look East forced off-air after fire alarm

The Forum in Norwich has been evacuated following a fire alarm. Picture Dominic Gilbert

The Forum in Norwich has been evacuated following a fire alarm. Picture Dominic Gilbert - Credit: Archant

BBC Look East was forced off-the-air after the Forum in Norwich, where it is filmed, had to be evacuated after the fire alarm sounded.

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Visitors and staff were escorted out at 6.40pm and the broadcast cut to the BBC24 service which was airing Sports Day.

Forum staff returned to the building at 6.50pm but the BBC Look East broadcast did not return as the One Show followed at 7.00pm.

Fire alarm at The Forum. Picture Dominc Gilbert

Fire alarm at The Forum. Picture Dominc Gilbert - Credit: Archant

The fire alarm was caused by a faulty fire sensor that had tripped the system.

Viewers took to Twitter in confusion.

BBC staff debriefing after being forcred off air due to fire alarm. Picture submitted.

BBC staff debriefing after being forcred off air due to fire alarm. Picture submitted. - Credit: Archant


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One viewer said: 'As Delia once said, where are you? BBC News24 on BBC1 instead of look east.'

BBC Look East eventually took to Twitter to say: 'Sorry about the short Look East tonight – we had to evacuate our building due to a fire alarm. We'll be back at 20.00 on BBC One East.'

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