VIDEO: Fire Alarm Disrupts WUSA’s Morning News

By Merrill Knox Comment

WUSA‘s morning newscast was suspended for 20 minutes today after anchors and production staffers were forced to evacuate the building because of a fire alarm.

The alarm sounded at 5:01 a.m., just as morning meteorologist Howard Bernstein was beginning his forecast (video above). “If you see me running for the doors, it’s not a drill,” Bernstein joked as he continued his forecast.

The newscast was suspended so the anchors and production staffers could evacuate the building. After it was determined that a leaky-water line had set off the alarm, the WUSA team returned to the air around 5:21 a.m.