Whoopi Goldberg show in Moncton cut short after tour bus catches fire
In this April 24, 2015 file photo, Whoopi Goldberg attends Variety's Power of Women Luncheon at Cipriani Midtown, in New York. (Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
The Canadian Press
Published Saturday, October 24, 2015 9:58PM EDT
Last Updated Saturday, October 24, 2015 10:15PM EDT
MONCTON, N.B. -- A fire at a New Brunswick casino has forced comedian Whoopi Goldberg to cut short a show.
RCMP and staff at Casino New Brunswick in Moncton confirmed there was a fire Saturday night but did not immediately have further details.
However, a woman who was attending the event says members of the audience started smelling smoke near the end of Goldberg's show.
Sarah Bissett says people started making their way toward the doors but there was no panic.
She says people at the show were told the fire occurred on Goldberg's bus that was parked at the back of the building.
Goldberg's official Twitter account and her Facebook page did not immediately mention the incident.
Goldberg was only scheduled to do one show in Moncton.