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Show Floor Re-Opens at the 2010 North American International Auto Show


DETROIT, Jan. 21, 2010 -- The NAIAS show floor has been re-opened after the small electrical fire that occurred at approximately 1:30 p.m. today. Show attendees that were evacuated as a precautionary measure will be able to re-enter the floor by showing their hand stamp, or they will be able to obtain a ticket to return on any other day by visiting the ticket booths at Cobo before 9 p.m. tonight. The fire was quickly contained and there were no injuries; show staff and security quickly and efficiently evacuated the building and workers immediately began the clean up process to enable the show doors to re-open as soon as possible. The show floor will remain open until 10 p.m. tonight as planned, with normal hours again tomorrow and through the weekend (9 a.m. - 10 p.m.). We apologize for the inconvenience but assure the public the show is back and up and running to its world-class levels.

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  The North American International Auto Show
  Rod Alberts - Executive Director

Entering its 22nd year as an international event, the North American International Auto Show is among the most prestigious auto shows in the world and is one of the largest media events in North America. The NAIAS is the only auto show in the United States to earn an annual distinguished sanction of the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles, the Paris-based alliance of automotive trade associations and manufacturers from around the world. The NAIAS Web site can be accessed at

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