Fire breaks out at West Side Market


CLEVELAND (WJW) — The Cleveland Division of Fire says a fire broke out in the basement of the West Side Market on Sunday.

It says the fire started in a smoking meat grinder inside a walk-in cooler.

The “small fire” was put out with a pump tank and they didn’t have to bring a hoseline into the building, officials say.

There are no reports of structural damage or injuries and they’ve since cleared the scene.

Fire investigators say they determined it to be accidental/electrical and it should not affect market operations upstairs. 

The city of Cleveland also released a statement regarding the incident:

On Sunday, Aug. 29, equipment belonging to a vendor caught fire in a cooler in the basement of the West Side Market. The fire was contained to the cooler and burned out. After being inspected by a Fire Marshall, it is believed there was an electrical short in equipment that fell on paper/plastic, igniting the fire. There were no injuries and no structural damage.

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