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Elevator fire at Navy Pier briefly closes Children’s Museum

Updated: February 13, 2014 2:03PM

The Chicago Children’s Museum closed briefly after a fire in an elevator at Navy Pier early Thursday afternoon.

A small fire in an elevator broke out just after 12:30 p.m., according to Fire Media Affairs.

No evacuations of Navy Pier were required, but Fire Media said the patrons of the Children’s Museum conducted an orderly voluntary departure, and that facility was closed.

The fire was out as of 12:55 p.m. and smoke at the museum was dissipating, according to Fire Media.

No injuries have been reported and a Navy Pier spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for information.

The museum had reopened by 1:30 p.m., Navy Pier spokesman Nick Shields said.

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