FORT WAYNE, Ind. - FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A Fort Wayne shopping mall has reopened after a fire forced shoppers and workers to evacuate.
The fire in a storage area at Glenbrook Square set off sprinklers and alarms Saturday afternoon. The north side mall was able to reopen that night.
The Fort Wayne Fire Department spokeswoman Stacey Fleming says firefighters encountered heavy smoke coming from a service hallway near the mall's east entrance. They found the fire in a storage room with multiple units.
Fleming says firefighters extinguished the blaze in about 30 minutes. The mall was evacuated for about two hours. Employees were allowed back inside about 2½ hours before the mall reopened to the public about 8 p.m.
No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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