August 25th, 2008
09:13 AM ET
13 years ago

FOX draws heat in Denver


Watch: A fire breaks out in a media skybox at the Pepsi center in Denver, site of the Democratic National Convention

DENVER (CNN) - A Fox crew setting up inside the Pepsi Center early Monday morning – where the Democratic convention officially kicks off tonight – set off the arena’s sprinkler system, dousing their equipment.

Denver Fire Department spokesman Lt. Phil Champagne said he believed Fox workers may have set up broadcast lights too close to the sprinkler system, triggering the downpour. “We’d advised them to keep their lights away from the sprinkler head. They had put some lights too close the sprinkler heads, which set them off,” he said.

A FOX spokeswoman has not yet returned a request for comment.

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soundoff (54 Responses)
  1. Screech

    Fox News is the only network that supports the Freedom of Independent Thought! The Communist Democrat Party (sic) hates anyone who might disrupt the mindless drones who follow the Communist Democrat doctine of leftist intolerance and conformity!

    August 25, 2008 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  2. bill mullis

    cnn seems that the real americans understand about you and fixes slanted reporting where have the real news people gone like walter cronkite if he knew what was to be reported was wrong he would say so now thas what america needs get out of making news and start reaporting the facts

    August 25, 2008 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  3. Phil in KC

    Well, now, that's just funny. I hope they pay the cost and not the good people of Denver.

    August 25, 2008 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  4. obama fan

    Hillary supporters say they would not vote for Obama good for them but remember she will need his supporters when her turn comes.i dont think they should support her too because what goes around comes around.You will need them.

    August 25, 2008 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
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