Taipei 101 evacuates visitors due to food court fire

Nobody was injured, but Taipei 101 closed for the night

Taiwan News
Date: 2018/12/22
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Taipei 101 closed down early for the night Saturday as a fire was reported from its food court. (By Central News Agency)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Thousands of shoppers had to leave the Taipei 101 shopping mall Saturday evening after smoke erupted from its underground food court.

Heavy smoke could be seen from all around the area, one of the Taiwanese capital’s main shopping district, but the fire had reportedly erupted inside a ventilation channel at the food plaza, media reports said.

Even though nobody was reported injured and damage was rumored to be light, the mall decided to close early for the night, the Apple Daily reported.

Fire fighters had arrived en masse on the scene and were still investigating the cause of the smoke production.    [FULL  STORY]

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