Chelsea Market and several other offices in a West 15th Street building had to be evacuated Tuesday because of a roof fire that broke shortly after noon.
Smoke could be seen billowing from the top of the building at Ninth Avenue and West 15th Street. In addition to the upscale food market, the building’s offices include the NY1 newsroom and the Food Network.
NY1 reporter Joel Siegel tweeted out news of the fire in the initial minutes.
“Fire at Chelsea Market. Home of @NY1. We’ve evacuated newsroom and building,” he wrote.
The fire broke out at 12:10 p.m., when a cooling tower that was being cleaned ignited in flames, according to multiple reports. Within the hour the FDNY posted that the fire was under control.
The 300 or so people who had been evacuated were later allowed to return, the Post reported.
One person was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation.
Originally posted at 3:09 p.m. and updated at 4:40 p.m.
— Joel Siegel (@joelmsiegel) March 28, 2017
— Justin Dolan (@justdolan) March 28, 2017