Former 9&10 News Headquarters Extensively Damaged in Fire; Temporarily Off The Air

Right now 9&10 News and a handful of our other channels are off the air.

You are able to watch us right now, exclusively on our livestream.

That’s because a fire at our old station has extensively damaged it.

UPDATE: Dish customers can now watch 9&10 News on CBS, joining Charter, and DIRECT T.V. customers that can now watch 9&10 News (WWTV) and Local 32 (WFQX).

We have been working very hard to restore signal for our over the air customers.

That fire also damaged our transmitter, which allows you to pick up our signal.

Firefighters started to wrap up their fight around noon Friday, but much of the old station in Tustin is destroyed and being torn down.

Firefighters got here early Friday morning and they actually had to tear down a lot of the building just to get at the flames.

For decades this is where we brought you the news, it’s where you let so many familiar faces into you homes night after night and for all of us here, this was more than a building.

This is where the 9&10 News team became a family.

It’s where careers began and blossomed and now many long time employees are reflecting on the time they spent here on Mount Dighton.

“When I found out this morning I just thought ‘oh maybe it’s just something little, it’s just something small, hopefully crews are on scene taking care of it, it’ll be fine. hopefully someone found out early enough,’ and then when we started seeing photos and pictures coming in it’s gotta be big and it’s devastating,” photojournalist Stephanie Adkins said.

Firefighters do not know what caused the fire but they are slowly starting to mop up what’s left of the mess.

Tonight at 5 and 6 we’ll hear from more longtime employees, including our chief photojournalist who met his wife in this very same building.

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