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Gas smell forces evacuation of Dadeland Mall

Mall given the all-clear after shoppers ordered outside

Shoppers wait outside during Dadeland Mall evacauation (Alex Mendoza)

SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. – Parts of the Dadeland Mall in Miami-Dade county were evacuated Friday afternoon after a strong smell of gas permeated the mall's food court.

Fire Rescue crews received the call for a possible gas leak at 12:48 p.m.

Customers in the food court were the first to be evacuated before shoppers in the popular mall's west wing were also told to move outside.

Photos sent to Local 10 showed shoppers standing outside the Macy's department store.

An employee working at a store far removed from the food court expressed that they had also smelled gas.

After an investigation, no gas leak was found and the mall was reopened for business.


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