Blaze destroys much of historic market in Haitian capital

A vendor talks on a phone as he stands in a section of the Iron Market, also known as Marche Hyppolite, in the aftermath of a massive fire, in Port-au

A vendor talks on a phone as he stands in a section of the Iron Market, also known as Marche Hyppolite, in the aftermath of a massive fire, in Port-au

Vendors walk past a section of the Iron Market, also known as Marche Hyppolite, in the aftermath of a fire, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, Feb. 13

Vendors walk past a section of the Iron Market, also known as Marche Hyppolite, in the aftermath of a fire, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, Feb. 13

A fire sweeps through a section of the Iron Market, also known as Marche Hyppolite, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday Feb. 13, 2018. The popular marke

A fire sweeps through a section of the Iron Market, also known as Marche Hyppolite, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday Feb. 13, 2018. The popular marke

Vendors look for salvageable items in the aftermath of a fire that swept through a section of the Iron Market, also known as Marche Hyppolite, in Port

Vendors look for salvageable items in the aftermath of a fire that swept through a section of the Iron Market, also known as Marche Hyppolite, in Port

Vendors stand outside the Iron Market, also known as Marche Hyppolite, as smoke billows from a section of the marketplace, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, T

Vendors stand outside the Iron Market, also known as Marche Hyppolite, as smoke billows from a section of the marketplace, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, T

Dancers perform during a Carnival parade in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

Dancers perform during a Carnival parade in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

A carnival reveler poses for a picture before the start of a carnival parade in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. ( AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Ch

A carnival reveler poses for a picture before the start of a carnival parade in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. ( AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Ch

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A late-night blaze has ravaged the principal market in Haiti's capital even as the streets nearby were crowded with Carnival celebrants.

Police said Tuesday they are still trying to determine the cause of the blaze at the Iron Market, and said they were not aware of any deaths or injuries.

The historic downtown structure houses hundreds of market stalls and has been a landmark since it was opened in 1891. It also suffered a devastating fire in 2008 and was nearly destroyed in the 2010 earthquake. But it was rebuilt and reinaugurated in 2011.