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Hartlepool shopping centre evacuated

Middleton Grange shopping centre being evacuated

Middleton Grange shopping centre being evacuated

HUNDREDS of shoppers and staff had to evacuate a shopping centre due to a false alarm.

A fire alarm started to sound in Middleton Grange Shopping Centre, in Hartlepool, at around 1.30pm on Friday and emergency procedures were put into place as a precaution.

Two fire engines from Stranton Fire Station attended the complex and checked the centre was safe before customers and staff were allowed back inside.

A spokesman for Cleveland Fire Brigade said: “We attended Middleton Grange Shopping Centre for an automatic fire alarm. It turned out that it was a false alarm and we left.”

 

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