CHICAGO — About 50 children were evacuated from the Chicago Children's Museum Thursday afternoon after a small fire in an elevator, officials said.
The Navy Pier museum was evacuated after someone noticed smoke coming from an elevator, said Whitney Lewis, a museum spokeswoman.
Fire officials were called to Navy Pier just before 1 p.m. Thursday and found a small fire in an "elevator control area." The light smoke conditions were caused by an elevator motor, officials said later.
No evacuation of Navy Pier was necessary, but the museum was evacuated until the smoke was dispersed as an extra precaution, officials said.
The museum was reopened about 30 minutes after patrons were evacuated.