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Customers in Chapelfield shopping centre evacuated after fire in car park

PUBLISHED: 13:09 16 October 2018 | UPDATED: 09:27 17 October 2018

intu Chapelfield in Norwich was evacuated following reports of a fire. Picture Jo Clarke.

intu Chapelfield in Norwich was evacuated following reports of a fire. Picture Jo Clarke.

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Customers were evacuated from a city centre shopping mall Tuesday afternoon after reports a car was on fire in the car park.

Customers have been evacuated from intu Chapelfield following reports of a fire. Picture Jo Clarke.Customers have been evacuated from intu Chapelfield following reports of a fire. Picture Jo Clarke.

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service said they were called at 12.33pm to Intu Chapelfield shopping centre.

Four crews were tackling a car on fire in the centre’s car park.

Photos showed customers being evacuated by staff members in high visibility jackets and a cordon around the doors to stop people entering.

A tweet from the shopping centre’s account at 1.51pm said: “A big thank you to all our customers and staff for their patience and help during the fire evacuation earlier both centre and car park are now open.”

Paul McCarthy, general manager at intu Chapelfield later added: “We can confirm the centre was evacuated earlier today, but we are now re-open. I’d like to say a big thank you to all our staff and customers for their patience and co-operation during this time.”


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