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Chelsea Market Briefly Evacuated During Fire [UPDATED]

Smoke has been billowing from a rooftop

Chelsea Market
Melissa McCart is the editor for Eater New York.

Update from a spokesperson from Chelsea Market: “Today there was a minor fire within the cooling tower on the roof of Chelsea market that has been contained. The fire department responded immediately to the scene, and the adjacent office floors of the building were evacuated as a precaution. The safety of our visitors and tenants is our greatest concern. No injuries have been reported and we are working with the FDNY to ensure that the situation remains under control.”

A small fire broke out on the roof of Chelsea Market around 12:10 p.m. on Tuesday that was apparently caused by a generator.

Managing editor of NY1, Joel Siegel reported having to evacuate the building at 425 W. 15th St., which houses the NY1 office. Since then, people have been allowed back inside the building, albeit in select locations.

At 12:45, FDNY reported the fire has been contained.

The market will be open today.