Yesterday onlookers saw what appeared to be a major fire at 75 Ninth Avenue in Chelsea Market, here’s everything you need to know.
Practically everyone city saw their social media feeds fill up with pictures of what appeared to be a major fire at Chelsea market yesterday.
The call came into the FDNY at around 12:15 and firefighters were quick to the scene, evacuating around 350 people from the fifth and sixth floors of the building. The brave men and women of the FDNY had the blaze under control in around 30 minutes. Although one person was taken to Lenox Hill Hospital to be treated for minor smoke inhalation, nobody was believed injured by the fire.
#FDNY confirms fire on roof of 425 W 15 St #ChelseaMarket has been knocked down. 1 non life-threatening injury reported
— FDNY (@FDNY) March 28, 2017
The fire was caused by a cooling tower igniting while it was being drained and cleaned.
A spokes person reached out to timeout with the following statement:
“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.”
@joelmsiegel: Fire at Chelsea Market. Home of @ny1. We’ve evacuated newsroom and building.
@sam_jesse: Fire on the roof of #ChelseaMarket, possibly building next door. @ny1 @NBCNewYork
Roof of Chelsea Market on fire. pic.twitter.com/eOxcf22fjK
— Jay Barba (@jaybarba) March 28, 2017
Featured image source [Sam Jesse | Twitter]