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Produce stands will be open Friday at the West Side Market

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

The West Side Market will remain closed indefinitely after a fire early Wednesday morning; however, produce stands will re-open Friday.

Investigators believe the fire started in the Sebastian Meat Stand, a long-time market vendor.

The fire is not believed to be suspicious.

Many stalls have smoke and soot damage.

Michael Cox, the Cleveland Director of Public Works, met with the media and vendor owners Thursday afternoon.

Cox says there are no special concerns regarding air quality and the city's health department will dispose of the rotting food.

An expert with Osborn Engineering says there is a vertical crack in the terra cotta masonry in one of the columns. That column will be secured and the facade removed, before the situation inside the market can be further assessed.

The West Side Market Cafe also remains closed; however, the cafe is expected to open sooner than the rest of the market. It has it's own off street entrance and is already cleaning up.

"The Health Department will give final clearance as to whether or not everything has been satisfactorily performed," said Karen Butler Director of Public Health.

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