8:08pm Friday 22 July 2011 – Canberra Centre fire forces evacuation

The ACT Fire Brigade has evacuated the first floor of the Canberra Centre tonight following a fire in the food court.

Firefighters responded to the sandwich shop after receiving reports of a deep fryer alight.

An employee was able to quickly extinguish the fire by placing a fire blanket over the appliance.

The area is now being ventilated before allowing customers back inside.

The ground floor of the centre is unaffected and trading as normal.

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