Whoopi Goldberg's Tour Bus Bursts into Flames and Forces Hundreds to Evacuate Auditorium
Whoopi Goldberg's tour bus burst into flames on Saturday night while the comedian was performing inside a Canada casino and an entire auditorium was forced to flee.
The comedian was performing in Moncton, New Brunswick when the fire suddenly broke out inside the bus, which was parked just outside the auditorium, causing smoke to pour into the building's ventilation system, reports the Toronto Sun.
According to the CBC, the facility's General manager Craig DeMarta believed it was an electrical fire that began when the driver started the ignition.
The driver tried to put out the fire initially, Demarta said, but his fire extinguisher turned out not to be enough.
Others soon came to his aid and firefighters were called.
Meanwhile, Goldberg was informed of the incident while onstage. She apologized to the audience and was forced to cut the show short.
Firefighters arrived to find the bus engulfed, but were able to extinguish the fire.