West Side Market closed until further notice after fire

3:47 PM, Jan 30, 2013   |    comments
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CLEVELAND -- A fire at the West Side Market left the historic building filled with billows of smoke early Wednesday morning.

As a result, it will be closed until further notice with no estimate as to when it will reopen.

An overnight security guard reported the fire at Sebastian's Meats inside the market before 2:30 a.m. Crews quickly controlled the fire, but officials say there is heavy smoke damage.

Photos: Fire at West Side Market

Brent Collins, the assistant fire chief with the Cleveland Fire Department, says the cause of the fire appears to be accidental, but their investigation is ongoing.

The fire department used special fans in an effort to vent the smoke trapped in the ceiling.

In addition to Sebastian's Meats, another stand inside the West Side Market, Foster's Meats, also sustained heavy damage.


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