‘The View’ crew evacuates after kitchen grease fire breaks out on ‘Tamron Hall’ set

Several daytime TV shows, including “The View,” were rocked by a fire that broke out on the “Tamron Hall” set.

Hall appeared on a nearly empty stage with a black screen behind her to explain what happened during the taping of Wednesday’s episode. “We’ve had something that’s never happened in the five seasons of the ‘Tamron Hall’ show,” she said. “We are not able to air the show that was scheduled today.”

Though “everybody’s OK,” the crew, audience and others in the studio had to evacuate right before filming a segment for the 10 a.m. ET live broadcast due to “a grease fire in our kitchen.” 

“Everyone, again, is safe,” the Daytime Emmy-winning host said. “We were able to evacuate out of our studio, and now we’re in the cleanup phase of the show.”

According to a statement issued by the show, “Everyone, including staff, crew, guests and audience members, were safely evacuated from the area and no one was harmed. The show was able to return safely to the studio in time for Tamron to address the situation during a segment that aired live at the top of today’s show.”

Rather than the scheduled interview with TV personality Tahiry Jose and choreographer D’Nay B, the show – which airs in syndication weekdays on ABC – broadcasted a re-run of Monday’s episode with guest Tiera Kennedy, who sang on Beyoncé’s “Blackbiird.”

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“We are, as they say, in show business, so the show will go on,” Hall said before thanking the firefighters who arrived at the scene.

In a statement to USA TODAY, the New York Fire Department said that after receiving a call at 8:42 a.m., 12 NYFD personnel arrived at the scene and “discovered burnt food on the stove in the building.” No injuries were reported.

‘The View’ hosts also evacuated due to ‘Tamron Hall’ set fire

The ladies of “The View” took to the stage with an appropriate song choice to confirm the incident wasn’t due to one of their “Hot Topics” going awry.

“We walked out to Billy Joel’s hit ‘We Didn’t Star the Fire’ because it actually happened next door at Tamron Hall’s studio,” Whoopi Goldberg said. “This morning, we had to evacuate the studio because there was a fire that we did not start. We don’t know who started it; we don’t know what started it.”

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As she was talking, the show shared photos of the evacuation, which included the co-hosts waiting outside on the streets of New York City for the all-clear.

Ana Navarro revealed she’d logged on to Zoom earlier for a “Hot Topics” meeting “and it was dark, empty, an alarm and flashing lights,” she said. “I thought, ‘Holy hell.'”

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Meanwhile, the emergency made Alyssa Farah Griffin aware of her priorities: Hair and makeup.

“Once I saw all the hosts were fine, I was like, ‘Where is my glam team?'” she said.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: ‘The View’ crew evacuates after grease fire on ‘Tamron Hall’ set

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