Around 50 seconds into the video, a male's voice was heard questioning whether the building had just caught fire. Then a short discussion ensued as bystanders went back and forth on whether the building was actually on fire. A female voice commented that a fireball from the fireworks fell on the roof of the building before it exploded. Around 1:20, they were heard all agreed that the building was indeed on fire, and someone suggested to dial 119 (fire alarm).
Surprisingly, the mood among Chinese netizens were cheering or ridiculing when initial report said there was no causality. Some thought the CCTV complex was plain ugly, while others were not happy on the government propaganda agency in general.
As expected, the CCTV did not report the fire of its own building, a stone's throw away from its studio building while waiting for the official instructions from the CCP. When curious Beijing residents turned on their TV last night after the fire broke out, they were amazed to find endless nonstop coverage of the fire in Australia. Han Han blogged (and was promptly removed by CCP Net cops):
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A detailed coverage via Zhou Shuguang's Blog.