Marlborough Mall fire forces shoppers to flee
Small roof fire near ventilation system extinguished quickly
Shoppers were forced out of Marlborough Mall Tuesday night as firefighters quickly worked to find the source of smoke in the building.
Fire crews responded around 7:30 p.m. to find smoke in the common areas of the mall.
The problem ended up being a small fire on the roof near the ventilation system.
"Fire crews ventilated [the] mall and checked air quality before allowing patrons to go back in," said the fire department in a release.
"The cause of the fire is now under investigation."
No one was hurt, and the mall will be open today.
Residents burned by kitchen fire
Fire crews also responded to an early morning kitchen fire in the 6700 block of 26th Avenue N.E. Wednesday.
Upon arrival firefighters discovered the homeowners had extinguished the fire, which caused extensive damage to the kitchen and smoke damage throughout the house.
The occupants also received minor burns fighting the blaze. They were transported to hospital while fire crews made sure the blaze was completely extinguished.
Fire officials are reminding residents that even small fires can quickly grow out of control.
"You only have seconds to get to safety," said the fire department in a release. "The sooner you get to safety and the earlier the arrival of fire crews [means you can] lessen the damage to property and more importantly keep you and your family from getting injured."
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.