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Show Continues At Javits Center After Trash Can Fire

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A fire broke out at the Javits Center after 9 p.m. on Saturday. (Credit: CBS 2)


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NEW YORK (CBS 2) – An accessories show at the Javits Center will continue as scheduled on Sunday after a fire broke out there on Saturday evening.

Flames started on the first floor after 9 p.m., forcing firefighters to evacuate the building.

Investigators said the fire started in a trash can behind one of the booths.

The building’s sprinklers quickly extinguished the flames, firefighters said.

Emergency officials transported one person to the hospital for minor injuries and smoke inhalation.

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