Power transformer fire forces evacuation of 5,000 people from shopping centre

France Marseille: 5,000 people were evacuated from Terrasses du Port after transformer fire broke out.  

The fire was located in the enclosure for the power transformer. The fire caused a lot of smoke, forcing complete evacuation of the building, reports 20 Minutes.

Marine brigade of Marseille hired a dozen vehicles and fifty men to stop the fire. Finally, the public was able to return to the shopping centre in the late afternoon. No injuries were reported.

Source: 20 Minutes