A small fire broke out at the New York City Cruise Terminal in Manhattan earlier today. Contrary to initial reports, there were no cruise ship evacuations, and the fire was extinguished without issue or injury.
Tom Spina, Director of Cruise operation New York City Economic Development Corporation, explained the situation to Cruise Critic. The fire started underneath the pier when insulation surrounding underwater piping, which is used to keep water from freezing during winter months, ignited. Divers were called in to put out the flames using a special dry chemical.