Tonight, the San Antonio Spurs will face off against the Minnesota Timberwolves in Mexico City for the first time since 1997. Needless to say, it's an event that the local fans have been waiting years for, so what's another hour or two, right? With less than 60 minutes left until tip-off, Mexico City Arena filled up with smoke after what is believed to be an electrical fire from generator malfunction which forced everyone to evacuate immediately.

Check out the video below to see what the scene looked like before everyone was forced flee the arena. 

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[via Dave Benz]