By CBSNewYork Team

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – A smoky fire forced the evacuation of a post office and several businesses in New Rochelle.

It started in the motor of a glass top display freezer at the Carvel store at the Quaker Ridge Shopping Center. The freezer was so well insulated the Carvel Flying Saucers inside did not melt.

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Smoke traveled to the adjacent post office and a diner.

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New Rochelle Fire Chief Andrew Sandor says no one needed transport to the hospital.

Damage runs into the thousands of dollars.

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