Shopping Mall Evacuated after Fire, Smoke

Saturday, Dec 28, 2013  |  Updated 11:37 PM EDT
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Hundreds of shoppers were forced out of the Westfield Mall in Wheaton today after a fire broke out. News4's Darcy Spencer reports.

Darcy Spencer

Hundreds of shoppers were forced out of the Westfield Mall in Wheaton today after a fire broke out. News4's Darcy Spencer reports.

The Westfield Wheaton shopping mall was evacuated Saturday after fire in the duct work created heavy smoke.

The incident occurred around 11:15 a.m. at the Crisp and Juicy restaurant in the mall. Fire officials cleared the building of customers and workers as they put out the fire.

One firefighter suffered minor injuries, but he was not transported.

Heavy smoke kept people out of the mall. for hours. It reopened around 2:30 p.m.

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