Chelsea Market reopens after fire breaks out on roof

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CHELSEA, Manhattan — Firefighters have given the all clear for people to reenter Chelsea Market after a fire broke out Tuesday afternoon.

The blaze was reported on a roof at 425 West 15th St. at 12:09 p.m., FDNY said. It was knocked down by 12:48 p.m.

“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 Chelsea Market spokesperson said Tuesday afternoon.

One person sustained non-life threatening injured, FDNY tweeted.

Thirty-six units, and 126 firefighters responded.

By 1:30 p.m., the building had opened and businesses were up and running.

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