Shoppers praised after evacuation

Shoppers at the Fishergate Shopping Centre in Preston were praised after the mall was evacuated at around 4.40pm this afternoon.

Friday, 10th August 2018, 7:20 pm
Updated Monday, 13th August 2018, 11:39 am
Customers at the Fishergate Centre were advised to evacuate the centre

The management implemented standard emergency procedure after a fire alarm went off in the centre’s Debenhams store.

Centre manager Keith Mitchell commented, at around 5pm: “Everyone is safely back in.

“We evacuated the centre under advice from Lancashire Fire Service, under normal practice, but it turned out to be a false alarm.

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“The whole process took around 15 minutes before we were able to get everyone back in.

“The shoppers were very understanding and responded really well.”