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A small fire breaks out in the lobby of the Whitney Museum

A “small fire” broke out in the lobby of the hotel Whitney Museum of American Art in Manhattan on Thursday night, the FDNY said.

Firefighters called the museum on Gansevoort Street just before 8:30 p.m. for reports of sparking wires in the lobby, the department said.

The fire was quickly extinguished and no injuries were reported, according to the FDNY.

FDNY firefighters at the scene of the fire at the Whitney Museum of American Art
No injuries were reported in the small fire.
Christopher Sadowski
First responders arrive at the scene of the fire at the Whitney Museum.
First responders arrive at the scene of the fire at the Whitney Museum.
Christopher Sadowski

The museum closed to visitors at 6 p.m., according to its website.

https://nypost.com/2022/03/17/small-fire-breaks-out-in-lobby-of-whitney-museum/ A small fire breaks out in the lobby of the Whitney Museum

JACLYN DIAZ

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