Oaks Mall briefly evacuated for small fire


Published: Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 11:20 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 11:20 a.m.

Shoppers and employees were briefly evacuated from the Oaks Mall due to a small fire Thursday morning. No injuries were reported.

Alachua County Fire Rescue dispatched several units to the shopping center off Newberry Road at about 10:45 a.m. after a fire alarm was activated.

Officials said the alarm was tripped by a small fire in the kitchen of the Ruby Tuesday’s restaurant. The evacuation lasted less than 30 minutes.

An immediate damage estimate was not immediately available.

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