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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Roseland Ballroom catches fire!

Less then 10 days from the 2011 Black Party Expo Weekend, the Roseland Ballroom catches on fire! I asked the officials from the Saint at Large if the events will still take place...

"Black Party Statement from the Saint @ Large: "We've been assured that it will not effect the event."

I've been told that the fire was started and contained to the boiler room, and should be all fixed by weeks end. Below is the online statement from WABC - NY.

The Roseland Ballroom in Midtown is going to need some repairs following a two-alarm fire Tuesday night. The fire broke out around 10:30 p.m. in the ballroom's mezzanine level. Six firefighters suffered minor injuries.

It took over an hour to get the blaze under control. There's still no word as to how the fire started. The concert hall's website showed no events listed for Tuesday night. The venue on West 52nd Street and Eighth Avenue has hosted a variety of events, from Hillary Clinton's birthday party to concerts and movie premiers.

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