Stevenage shopping centre evacuated over fire threat
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A SHOPPING centre has been evacuated this afternoon (Friday) after reports of smoke.
Fire crews and police were alerted just after 2.05pm after a burning smell was reported at the Baggage Factory in Stevenage town centre’s Westgate Shopping Centre.
Firefighters are using a thermal imaging camera to search for any evidence of a fire, while police have evacuated the shopping centre as a precaution.
The nearby car park has also been closed.