Birmingham's Bullring shopping centre evacuated amid fire investigation

Birmingham's Bullring shopping centre was evacuated on its first Saturday opening since lockdown measures were eased.

The Bullring has been evacuated today while an investigation by the fire service takes place (Library image)
The Bullring has been evacuated today while an investigation by the fire service takes place (Library image)

A small fire started in a light fitting leading to some smoke inside the centre, said West Midlands Fire Service.

Crews had been called to the shopping destination at around 11am today.

The centre was fully evacuated and shoppers were unable to go back inside for more than two hours.

West Midlands Fire Service tweeted to say its teams worked with Bullring management to reopen stores as soon as possible.

The Bullring said: "The safety of our customers, colleagues and retailers is our priority."

The Bullring and its sister centre, Grand Central, officially reopened on June 15 as the coronavirus lockdown was relaxed.

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