Cape Town mall evacuated after fire

2013-05-30 19:52
Smoke billows from Cavendish Square after a fire. (News24 User)

Smoke billows from Cavendish Square after a fire. (News24 User)

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Johannesburg - Cavendish Square shopping mall was evacuated on Thursday afternoon because of a fire in its airconditioning system, Cape Town fire and rescue service said.

"Smoke came out by the [airconditioning] ducting of Mugg & Bean [restaurant] and as a precautionary measure the entire building was evacuated," spokesperson Theo Lane said.

The damage was limited to the airconditioning system and minor smoke damage in some shops.

The fire service was called out around 16:40 and the fire was extinguished by 18:30, he said.

After the fire was put out, the shopping centre had to be aired to allow the smoke to clear before people could go back inside.

No injuries or incidents of smoke inhalation were reported.

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