Fire Breaks Out at Northpark Mall
On September 12th, DFR units were assigned to this fire at Northpark Mall (8687 North Central Expressway), at 1:45 P.M. First arriving companies reported out with smoke coming from the third floor of the commercial structure.
According to on scene personnel, there was a small fire in the area of an escalator belt. The area was evacuated prior to DFR arrival, allowing attack teams to supress the flames reltively fast.
There were no injuries reported as a result of the fire. Investigators determined the cause to be accidental in nature, and the result of combustuble materials, covering an out-of-service escalator belt, that were ignited by sparks from hot work that was being done nearby.
The fire generated a lot of smoke, and DFR is in the process of helping clear that smoke out.