NEW YORK — A fire Wednesday morning at Pier 94 forced Intermezzo to evacuate that section of the show but attendees were allowed back on the premises later in the afternoon.
Following a safety inspection by New York City fire officials, the trade show, which is run by ENK Shows, reopened Pier 94 to attendees and offered extended hours.
Twelve engines from the New York City Fire Department were called to the scene at 9:37 a.m. and the fire was under control by 10:10 a.m., according to an NYFD spokesman. With 60 firefighters on hand, there were no injuries reported.
The cause of the fire has yet to be determined by the New York City fire marshal.
Thomas Nastos, president of ENK Shows, could not estimate how many people were in Pier 94 at the time of the fire, nor could fire officials. Nastos said he was uncertain as to how many vendors were housed in that area of the show.
“Everyone did a great job of evacuating immediately. The fire was extinguished quite quickly,” he said.
Another section of the show, in Pier 92, remained open throughout the day and was unaffected by Wednesday’s fire.
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