Westfield Albany Mall in Auckland evacuated after fire alarm

Westfield Albany Mall in Auckland evacuated after fire alarm
Westfield Albany Mall in Auckland evacuated after fire alarm

Saturday afternoon shopping at Westfield Albany was halted after a fire alarm sounded. Photo / Provided

Hundreds of shoppers were evacuated from a major shopping center in Auckland this afternoon after the fire alarm went off.

Auckland wife Gabi Nunes was at Westfield Albany when the alarm started ringing around 3.30pm.

“Everyone evacuated calmly.

She couldn’t see or smell the smoke and didn’t know why the alarm had gone off.

Nunes left the mall soon after, as hundreds waited outside. His son then saw firefighters at the scene.

The scene outside Westfield Albany after the fire alarm went off. Photo / Provided

No one from Fire and Emergency Northern was available for comment and the mall owners could not be reached immediately.

However, when the Herald called the mall’s helpline around 4:30 p.m., a person who answered said the mall had reopened and was operating normally.

The person did not know why the alarm had gone off.

The article is in French

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