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Fire forces guests to evacuate 21c Museum Hotel

Posted: 9:35 PM, May 06, 2016
Updated: 2016-05-07 16:05:59Z
Fire forces guests to evacuate 21c Museum Hotel
Fire forces guests to evacuate 21c Museum Hotel
Fire forces guests to evacuate 21c Museum Hotel

CINCINNATI -- A fire in a second-floor kitchen at Downtown's 21c Museum Hotel forced guests to temporarily evacuate and closed some of its galleries and a rooftop bar through the night.

No one was injured.

The fire started a little before 7 p.m. Friday. All guests and staff safely evacuated, 21c spokeswoman Stephanie Greene said.

People were allowed back inside a short time later, once the hotel got the all-clear from the Cincinnati Fire Department and Cincinnati Health Department.

The hotel's Metropole restaurant will open Saturday for breakfast as usual, but second-floor galleries will stay closed, as will the rooftop Cocktail Terrace.

Greene said the rooftop, Metropole and second floor gallery spaces were open and operating as usual the next morning.