Shoppers evacuated from Cape Town mall

2014-07-18 19:18


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Cape Town – Cape Town shoppers had to be evacuated from a mall after a fire broke out in a storeroom.

Fire alarms at Canal Walk shopping centre were triggered on Friday evening when a small fire started in a storeroom of one of their stores.

Canal Walk posted on their Facebook page: “We can confirm that there was small fire in a storeroom at one of the stores, which triggered all the necessary fire alarms and as a result our standard procedures were followed to ensure shopper safety.

“This led to a portion of the centre being evacuated until such time as Milnerton fire department had responded and declared the building safe.

“The centre is now trading as per usual and we apologise for any inconvenience caused by the evacuation.”

The evacuation had caused some upset with shoppers.

Shopper Faghrie Ghalpie posted on their Facebook post: “How can you evacuate the mall then people must still pay parking its madness outside.”

Chenica Jacobs added: “I agree with Faghrie... and the evacuation procedure was up the pole. Security was not sure what was happening...”

The cause of the fire was unknown.

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