Fareham Shopping Centre evacuated after small fire

Firefighters at Fareham Shopping Centre. Below, shoppers being allowed back into the centre
Firefighters at Fareham Shopping Centre. Below, shoppers being allowed back into the centre
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SHOPPERS were evacuated from Fareham Shopping Centre today due to a smouldering light fitting.

Fire crews from Fareham and Portchester fire stations were called to the incident this afternoon at 1.30pm.

Firefighters at Fareham Shopping Centre. Below, shoppers being allowed back into the centre

Firefighters at Fareham Shopping Centre. Below, shoppers being allowed back into the centre

A light fitting in River Island had overheated and began to smoke.

Firefighters located the problem and dealt with it, they also used extractor fans to get rid of the smoke.

Shoppers were allowed back into the centre at 2.15pm.