Fire destroys CTV’s Ottawa newsroom

A fire early Sunday morning destroyed CTV’s Ottawa newsroom at its local station, CJOH-TV. Damages were estimated at more than $2.5 million, the network said on its website.

It could be days before staff can return to the building, but plans to continue production from the A Channel building in the Byward Market were moving forward, CTV said.

There happened to be no regular 6 p.m. newscast planned for Sunday because CTV was carrying the Super Bowl.

But the station did air a live news break from a satellite truck outside the building on Merivale Road.