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Thirty minutes after it was evacuated, they are open for business and will be open tomorrow. "If you can stand the smell, you can still work out," said the manager.
Smoke cleared Planet Fitness in Newport at about 6:30 Thursday night. Three emergency units responded to the scene.
Around 75 customers were forced from their workouts as they spilled out to the parking lot in an already crowded Newport Plaza.
Tyler Lewin was running on a treadmill when an alarm went off. "It was pretty calm actually. Someone got on a loud speaker and told us that smoke had been reported and that they had to clear the building. There was really no panic about the situation."
Firefighters on scene did not seem to be rushing and patrons slowly filed out. No damage was apparent from the outside of the facility.
This story will be updated.